Design and Implementation of Advanced Wireless Tongue Drive/ Operated System for Paralyzed, Disabled & Quadriplegic Patients
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abbas U
Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology
Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: Mar 23, 2016; Acc date: Apr 18, 2016; Pub date: Apr 26, 2016
Citation: Abbas U, Shaikh MZ, Panhwer A, Turk SK, Kumar N (2016) Design and Implementation of Advanced Wireless Tongue Drive/Operated System for Paralyzed, Disabled & Quadriplegic Patients . J Bioeng Biomed Sci 6:185. doi:10.4172/2155-9538.1000185
Copyright: © 2016 Abbas U, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
We have got evolved a Wi-Fi, noncontact, unobtrusive, tongue-operated assistive technology called the Tongue controlled device. The TCS affords humans with paralysis, Quadriplegic diseases, minimum or no motion capability of their higher limbs, lower limbs with an efficacious tool for computer access and environmental control. A small permanent magnet secured at the tongue by using implantation, piercing, or tissue adhesives is used as a tracer, the motion of that is detected by way of an array of magnetic sensors established on a headset outside the mouth or on an orthodontic brace interior sent wirelessly to microcontroller by using wireless transceiver. The microcontroller’s outputs signals are wirelessly transmitted to an ultraportable personal digital assistant compact computer carried at the user’s clothing or wheelchair and are processed to extract the person’s instructions. The consumer can then use those commands to get right of entry to a personal digital assistant computer, manage a power wheelchair, prosthetics and home appliances or have interaction with his or her surroundings.
Most adult humans have 32 teeth, and several commands can be linked to a combination of teeth or tongue gestures, making the possibilities countless.