If you’re confined to a wheelchair, we don’t need to tell you the smallest tasks can be a big event in a wheelchair. Federal regulations may require public buildings to be wheelchair accessible, but older and private buildings don’t have to follow the same regulations. And there’s always the constant inconvenience of finding the side door, the cargo elevator, or the only staff member with a key.
Do you think you’re too old for a tongue piercing? Or maybe you think such things have no useful purpose? Think again! A project under development at Northwestern University would introduce a new mobility aid onto the market—one which uses a pierced tongue to control a wheelchair, hands-free!