This Interface Lets Athletes Control Phones with Their Tongues

By: Michael Baxter - Apr 24, 2014
References: osakafu-u.ac.jp & psfk
A team at Osaka Prefecture University has developed one of the strangest ways to control your mobile: a tongue-controlled phone. More specifically, there will be a helmet that allows athletes to control their mobile devices using their tongue motions.

When you're on a ski slope, moving full-speed on a race car or on a bike, one wrong move can be the difference between safety and injury. One of the things you definitely don't want to be doing is using your phone, unless you could use it hands free, that is; this tongue-controlled phone allows for simple control.

The helmet covers the head while a pad with 64 pressure points sits on the cheek. The athlete can then move their tongue around to use the phone without ever having to stop their motion.