“Type” 50 Words a Minute… Using Your Mouth
A new assistive device out of Taiwan is helping quadriplegic patients access the internet.
Developed by Professor Lou Ching-hsing of the National Cheng Kung University, the pacifier-like device transmits signals from the mouth and uses Morse code to translate the signals into keyboard commands.
The video above shows how 32-year-old Yen Ching-hung has full use of every function key on the keyboard and mouse. He can use the device to browse the internet and update his status on Facebook. And he can enter 50 words per minute!
Although the technology is far from mainstream at this point, Professor Lou plans to make the technology more widely available in the near future.