Thanks to the dexterity of the human tongue, researchers at Georgia Tech have created an interface that enables quadriplegics to command their wheelchair and other devices using an electronic tongue stud. In tests subjects were able to carry out tasks three times faster and with the same accuracy as existing breath-based systems. The chip on the stud lets them dial phone numbers, switch TV channels or even write. It creates a magnetic field that changes with the movements of the tongue and is detected by sensors placed on the cheek, spotted by IHCES.
- Spotted in 2014
- United States