MagTrack technology opens doors for independent operation of smartphones, computers, other devices for wheelchair users

A squint is an example of a facial gesture that MagTrack can detect and issue a discrete command to control a connected device. Credit: Georgia Tech

Brooks Rehabilitation recently announced that the MagTrack study, a collaborative research endeavor with the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been successfully completed. Feedback from the Brooks clinical team and its patients has allowed Georgia Tech engineers to transform their early research prototype into a user-ready version that was tested by more than 17 power wheelchair users living with tetraplegia—a form of paralysis caused by spinal cord injury that affects the …

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