Hands-free wheelchair

Following my previous post about mind-contralled bike, I read this news today: a team of researchers at Japan’s Miyazaki University developed a facial muscles controlled system aimed at people paralyzed from the neck down.

The way it works is pretty simple: the wheelchair, which is still in prototype mode, can be turned left or right by blinking the eyes and put into motion (and stopped) by clenching one’s teeth.

I was wondering how easy will it be for the wheelchair users to wear those magical electromagnetism wave induction tabs on their face/head as they are unable to use their hands/feet and need to use facial muscles.


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