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Passive wireless tags for tongue controlled assistive technology interfaces

Rakibet, Osman Ozgur, Horne, Robert, Kelly, Stephen W., Batchelor, John C. (2016) Passive wireless tags for tongue controlled assistive technology interfaces. IET Healthcare Technology Letters, 3 (2). pp. 1-5. E-ISSN 2053-3713. (doi:10.1049/htl.2015.0042)

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Tongue control with low profile, passive mouth tags is demonstrated as a human–device interface by communicating values of tongue-tag separation over a wireless link. Confusion matrices are provided to demonstrate user accuracy in targeting by tongue position. Accuracy is found to increase dramatically after short training sequences with errors falling close to 1% in magnitude with zero missed targets. The rate at which users are able to learn accurate targeting with high accuracy indicates that this is an intuitive device to operate. The significance of the work is that innovative very unobtrusive, wireless tags can be used to provide intuitive human–computer interfaces based on low cost and disposable mouth mounted technology. With the development of an appropriate reading system, control of assistive devices such as computer mice or wheelchairs could be possible for tetraplegics and others who retain fine motor control capability of their tongues. The tags contain no battery and are intended to fit directly on the hard palate, detecting tongue position in the mouth with no need for tongue piercings.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/htl.2015.0042
Uncontrolled keywords: RFID tag; assistive technology; human computer interface; RFID sensor; identification technology; handicapped aids; medical control systems; man-machine systems; user interfaces; human–computer interfaces; computer mice; confusion matrices; passive wireless tags; wheelchairs; user accuracy; tongue controlled assistive technology interfaces; passive mouth tags; wireless link; human–device interface; tongue position
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides > TK7871.67.M53 Microwave antennas
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: John Batchelor
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 15:18 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:55 UTC
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