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The New Wireless LinguControl

  • Walter Schmitt
  • Werner Zang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 860)

Abstract

Persons who do not have the use of their limbs are isolated from daily functioning in society. It has been found that pathologies like traumatic injuries of the spinal cord or diseases of the neuromuscular and central nervous system do not affect the function of the user's tongue. LinguControl is a tongue activated communication controller and was presented at the 3rd ICCH. The intraorally worn thin plate with encapsulated sensors was connected by cable with an extra-oral smart box having computing means. The New Wireless LinguControl version is an intraoral assembly with telemetric based transmitting of the tongue position to the microcomputer operated controller. The embodiment of the controller includes software for decoding the received signals and for converting them into infrared control signals to manipulate environmental devices.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Schmitt
    • 1
  • Werner Zang
    • 1
  1. 1.Fachhochschule AachenKlinikum RWTH AachenGermany

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