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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 7.3

Wearable and Non-Invasive Assistive Technologies

Maysam Ghovanloo1 and Xueliang Huo2,    1GT-Bionics Lab, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA,    2Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, USA

In this chapter, we have reviewed the state-of-the-art wearable assistive technologies (AT) for people with severe paralysis. More specifically, we have described the concept and architecture of a Tongue Drive System (TDS), which is a tongue-operated wireless and wearable AT that can infer user’s intentions by detecting their volitional tongue movements using an array of magnetic sensors and a small magnetic tracer secured on the tongue. We have presented ...

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