Georgia Tech assistant professor Maysam Ghovanloo (background) points to a small magnet attached to graduate student Xueliang Huo’s tongue that allows him to operate a computer mouse and powered wheelchair.
The Tongue Drive System, an assistive technology developed at Georgia Tech, is featured on the LiveWell HD Network and National Institutes of Health web site. This device was created by Maysam Ghovanloo, an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his team in the GT-Bionics Lab.
This novel wireless and wearable system allows paralyzed individuals to control a powered wheelchair, operate a computer, and interact with their environments by simply moving their tongues. The device was recently validated through its first clinical trials at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta.
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Last revised August 1, 2017