Improving Independence: Harnessing the Power of the Tongue

Introducing the Tongue Drive System

The Tongue Drive System (TDS) is an assistive device which improves the quality of life of people with spinal cord injuries by allowing them to control their environment using their voluntary tongue motions. TDS harnesses the power of the human tongue, a muscle which is unaffected by even the most severe spinal cord injuries. It utilizes an innovative tongue-computer interface that uses magnetic sensors to wirelessly track the motion of the user’s tongue within the oral cavity and translate its motions into set of commands that can be used to perform a multitude of tasks, including driving a wheelchair, controlling a cursor on a computer, smart phone or tablet.

TDS improves the ability to perform tasks such as:

  • Driving a Wheelchair

    Driving a Wheelchair

    Drive and control wheelchair settings, leading to greater independence and mobility.

  • Make Calls & Texts

    Make Calls & Texts

    Use a phone via Tongue Drive and the bluetooth headset to improve social connectivity.

  • Operate a Computer

    Operate a Computer

    Use a virtual mouse and keyboard to return to productivity and entertainment.

  • Control a Smart Home

    Control a Smart Home

    Use a phone via Tongue Drive to interact with and control your smart home environment.

  • Play Video Games

    Play Video Games

    Use a virtual mouse and keyboard to return to productivity and entertainment.

Leading to an overall improvement in independence, productivity, connectivity and quality of life through optimizing performance of Activities of Daily Living.

We are working our hardest to bring this assistive technology to those in need. If you would like to participate in clinical trials to help us in this endeavor, or if you would just like to share your thoughts, please contact us.

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