Cool New Tech: 'Tongue Ring' That Controls Wheelchair
And lets users with paralysis do all sorts of other things, too
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Nov 28, 2013 5:55 PM CST
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(Newser) – New technology is allowing those in wheelchairs take more control of their lives. It's called the Tongue Drive System, and it helps people who are paralyzed in all four limbs to control their wheelchair by a tongue-ring looking magnetic sensor and a headset. But, if you think that alone is cool, then you'll be even more impressed to know it can do much, much more. The tongue-ring sensor allows users to make phone calls, play video games, and even turn on lights.

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Ezekiel 25:17
Dec 5, 2013 12:12 PM CST
Considering the infection risks not sure about this.
foxnewsis1
Nov 29, 2013 2:18 AM CST
I once knew a girl with a touge ring and man it could do some incredible stuff!
Lefty_Libby
Nov 28, 2013 11:50 PM CST
How wonderful. My mother's brother lived in our family home, because he was a paraplegic. This would have made his life so much better. He had to rely on all of us for just about everything. This invention will be so liberating for people with this disability.