Protective Membrane With Tactile Buttons for a Tongue Touch Keypad

New design of a TTK membrane with tactile switches that will overcome the usability and durability faced by the current TTK membrane. Background: The mouth is an accessible body cavity which can be exploited for real-time human-machine interface control and physiological monitoring. Technology Overview: New membrane incorporates in the design an enhanced moisture proof packaging to increase the longevity of the TTK electronic. New membrane incorporates both printed and tactile actuators. This enhances the membrane with the ability of being small form factor, ease of manufacturability. Use of tactile switch can enable solution to poor touch recognition and membrane collapse. Advantages: New membrane will allow for enhanced moisture proof packaging that will increase the longevity of the TTK electronics. Applications: About 126,500 people in the US are considered to have high-level tetraplegia without neuro-musclar control below the neck. Method aids in enhancing assistive technologies incorporating the mouth. Intellectual Property Summary: Stage of Development: Licensing Potential: We seek to develop and commercialize, by an exclusive or non-exclusive license agreement and/or sponsored research, with a company active in the area Licensing Status: Available for License Additional Information: ,
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