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Tongue Controls Wheelchair for Quadriplegicsi
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December 19, 2013 5:34 PM
People paralyzed from the neck down are bound to a wheelchair. One of the biggest problems for them is controlling its movements. Now, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States have devised a system that allows quadriplegics to operate wheelchairs using their tongues. VOA's George Putic has the details.

Tongue Controls Wheelchair for Quadriplegics

Published December 19, 2013

People paralyzed from the neck down are bound to a wheelchair. One of the biggest problems for them is controlling its movements. Now, scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States have devised a system that allows quadriplegics to operate wheelchairs using their tongues. VOA's George Putic has the details.


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