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Sensor-laden Shirt Directs Wheelchair Movements

November 27, 2006

Researchers develop shirt that allows wheelchair users to direct motion without moving their arms or hands.


"How'd you feel about wheeling through downtown sidewalks without ever moving your fingers, hands, or arms?" asks a posting on Engadget. Doctors and researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Pisa (Italy) have developed a shirt with embedded flexible, piezoresistive sensors that aims to help paralyzed people steer their wheelchairs.

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