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Resistopalatography as an Assistive Technology for users with Spinal Cord Injuries

Horne, Robert, Kelly, Stephen W., Sharp, Paul (2015) Resistopalatography as an Assistive Technology for users with Spinal Cord Injuries. In: Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2015 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE. . pp. 4367-4370. IEEE (doi:10.1109/EMBC)


Translating a desired user’s input using Conventional methods such as a keyboard and mouse for the computer, or a joystick for a wheelchair, is a major challenge faced by users whom have no limb control. This paper describes an iteration of Resistopalatography, a method using the tongue as a pointing device to emulate the use of the hand for cursor movement and wheelchair control. The system employs force sensitive sensors located within the mouth on a dental retainer plate to measure the tongue’s pressure against the hard palate. The position and force of the tongue against the sensors can be translated into mouse cursor or wheelchair joystick equivalents.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/EMBC
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Instrumentation, Control and Embedded Systems
Depositing User: Stephen Kelly
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2016 16:09 UTC
Last Modified: 28 May 2019 09:41 UTC
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