Is there a new device for paraplegics to control gadgets with tongue movements?

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Paul Anderson asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I have just heard on the business programme on BBC World Service about a paraplegic in the USA who will be controlling his wheelchair with a sensory on his tongue.

If I were a paraplegic I would not like something stuck on my tongue. How about having an electronic mouth-organ and then a paraplegic would have a range of frequencies to do a range of things? I presume with a tongue sensor you can only go left and right, up and down?

What do you think?
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