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Photos of the Day: Magnetic Tongue Piercing Controls Wheelchair

Mon, 12/02/2013 - 9:32am
Associated Press

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This undated handout photo provided by the Shepherd Center shows Jason DiSanto, left, receiving a tongue piercing at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. An experimental device is letting paralyzed people drive wheelchairs simply by flicking their tongue in the right direction. The Tongue Drive System was developed at Georgia Tech and tested at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Georgia Tech, Gary Meek)

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This undated handout photo provided by the Shepherd Center shows Jason DiSanto navigating an obstacle course in an electric-powered wheelchair by issuing commands with a magnetic tongue piercing. The 50-meter-long course, at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., included 13 turns and 24 obstacles, requiring tongue drive users to make U-turns, move in reverse and negotiate a loop. (AP Photo/Georgia Tech, Gary Meek)

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