Spinal-injury patients can now operate computer
Washington, Feb 20: A wireless device helps people with severe spinal injuries operate a computer or move an electrically powered wheelchair by simply by moving their tongues.
The sensors track the location of a tiny magnet attached to the users' tongues. In earlier versions of the tongue drive system, the sensors were mounted on a headset worn by the user.
"By moving the sensors inside the mouth, we have created a tongue drive system with increased mechanical stability and comfort that is nearly unnoticeable," said Maysam Ghovanloo, associate professor of computer engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the US.
The new device contains magnetic field sensors mounted on its four corners that detect movement of a tiny magnet attached to the tongue, according to a Georgia statement.
The tongue drive system was presented at the Feb 19-23 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, the US. IANS
Lastupdate on : Mon, 20 Feb 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM WORLD
G M BHAT
Sopore, Feb 20: This north Kashmir town observed a complete shutdown on Monday against the killing of a youth Omar Rasool Kaboo, 20, of Arampora here by “unidentified gunmen” on Sunday. Omar was shot dead More
- Srinagar City
Advocate Krishnan delivers lecture
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Feb 20: Prominent Supreme Court lawyer Dayan Krishnan who has worked with country’s elite National Investigative Agency and the CBI, on Monday delivered a lecture to Kashmir police top-brass More
10 accused held
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 20: Police have arrested 10 persons for allegedly spreading rumours to get the Village Defence Committees sanctioned” in adjoining villages of Doda township, an official spokesman said.  More
- South Asia
Islamabad, Feb 20: It is not often that some 150 of India's top corporate leaders visit Pakistan. And when that happened last week, led by Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, it had the desired impact.  More
London, Feb 20: If you want a smarter brain and a shapelier profile, fasting on alternate days might not be such a bad idea after all. Fasting has been seen in mice experiments to help brain cells More