News: SCIENTISTS TAKE TONGUE PIERCING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Scientists Take Tongue Piercing to the Next Level

Tongue piercings are generally seen as a fashion statement, but thanks to some enterprising researchers, they can now give quadriplegics—peop le paralyzed from the neck down—the freedom to get around independently. The team has developed a wheelchair control system that is operated by the movements of a magnetic barbell pierced through the tongue. The system could offer users greater control and speed than existing technologies, like the sip-and-puff devices that are currently used to operate motorized wheelchairsMore… Discuss

 

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