In a promising development for those with severe motor challenges, Georgia Tech researchers announce they are working on a tongue-powered system called the Tongue Drive System “that could manipulate wheelchairs, home appliances and control computers.”
Still in early testing stages, this news should be of interest to those looking to technology to increase independence options.
My son may well have benefitted from such innovative technology, options we were researching fully before his death in 2003. Technology can and does open up the world of possibilities for those with disabilities.
Here’s one link for the article, ‘Disabled encouraged by work in Atlanta; challenges remain,’ by Greg Bluestein Associated Press Aug 25, 2008:
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs:Raising the Bar of Expectations