The PC Based Tongue Operated Mouse

Keywords: rehabilitation, assistive technology, invasive, unobtrusive


The tongue-operated assistive technology, first described at Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA), Annual Conference at Washington, D.C. funded by the National Science Foundation and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation along with the successful trial completed with six able-bodied individuals testing the Tongue Drive system. The technology reduces the need of individuals with severe disabilities to receive continuous assistance from family members or caregivers, thus significantly reducing healthcare and assistance costs. It makes easier for the disabled to work and communicate with others, such as friends and family. This work is intended to develop a minimally invasive, unobtrusive, easy-to-use, reliable, and low-cost Assistive Technology (AT) based device that could potentially substitute for the users' lost arm and hand functions.


Journal References
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How to Cite
Vats, M., & Mehta, N. (2020). The PC Based Tongue Operated Mouse. CSVTU International Journal of Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Biomedical, 5(2), 28-33.