A Tongue Based Control for Disabled People
Efficient input devices for computers and automatic equipment can improve the quality of life for severely disabled people. This work describes a new tongue- computer interface to be used by the disabled to access computers and new technologies. The new sensor system may be used during eating and speaking and may incorporate as many activation buttons as the number of characters in the alphabet.
KeywordsActivation Unit Disable People Tongue Pressure Voice Prosthesis Palatal Plate
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