Every breath you take
July 26, 2010 10:35 PM Subscribe
Scientists in Israel
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have developed a system
that allows (some, not all) people who are "locked in
" to type messages by simply holding and releasing their breath. The system was also adapted to control a wheelchair
, notably in a manner that can't be disrupted by jarring or bumpy terrain.
The prototype of the sensor device built in the lab cost only US$ 358 (£231, C$ 370, AU$ 397, ₨ 16842) in parts.
Indian rupees, apologies for the incorrect currency sign as the new one isn't in Unicode yet.