Assistive Technology: Disabled Individuals Interact With The World Through Intuitive Natural Actions
Increasingly accurate sensor-based technologies are being adopted by developers to create innovative systems for handicapped persons.
Anton Plotkin and Lee Sela at the Weizmann Institute of Science have developed a system that allows paralyzed individuals to control computer software using puffs of air from their nose. The technology makes use of small, pressure-sensitive machines that link the inside of a user’s nose with a standard computer interface via USB. The system has proven to be robust enough to capture a wide range of inputs from the user’s breath alone. As Discover Magazine reports:
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