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An Optimized Tongue Drive System for Disabled Persons

Chand, Komal and Chand, Kavilash and Kumar, Rahul R. and Sharma, Bibhya N. and Assaf, Mansour and Das, Sunil and Groza, Voicu and Petriu, Emil and Biswas, Satyendra (2021) An Optimized Tongue Drive System for Disabled Persons. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

There has been dramatic increase in the number of people with physical disabilities in recent years. Many people with disabilities have substantial difficulties even moving their hands and legs. The disability has thus become a real challenge since most of the physically compromised people need some kind of assistance at all times. However, a tongue in a human body is one critical anatomical part which is very rarely affected by disabilities. To resolve the physical disability problem, various assistive technologies were taken into consideration with the main objective of allowing the disabled people to seamlessly communicate with their surrounding environments. One of the technologies which was made available for use by disabled people was a tongue drive system. But their existing designs involved some mechanical problems besides having accuracy issues. In the subject paper, we strive to implement an optimized tongue drive system for physically disabled persons that enables its users to generate more than eight distinct commands with the aid of artificial intelligence, thereby enabling the users a full command via a computer keyboard and mouse.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Mansour Assaf
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2021 13:09
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2021 13:09
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12840
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