A control device tied in with teeth and nerve endings. (Read
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|"Related to the tongue switches in Heinlein's Starship Troopers (see http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=506 ), published some 3 years later.|
(I don't think that Heinlein talked about tongue switches; he did mention something similar, see the hands free helmet. Bill, Chief Technovelgist.)"
( 7/2/2005 1:58:07 PM )
|"what is the purpose of a dental switchboard"|
(firstname.lastname@example.org 7/28/2005 1:57:48 PM )
|"The problem with one of these is that whenever you chew you risk triggering something!
In the late '80's my mom and stepdad worked with a guy who had ALS (Lou Gerig's Disease). He had one finger he could move, and he had a switch rigged so he could use that one finger to type Morse code into an Apple IIc computer. He used that computer to run his business literally from his bed! When he lost the use of the finger, they rerigged the switch so he could work it with his eyelids.
(Moondragon 9/2/2005 4:02:14 PM )
|"My quadriplegic friend had a retainer that worked as a remote for his TV and for answering the phone. He just pushed the buttons with his tongue."|
( 12/9/2006 2:22:07 PM )
|"MoonD is right.. and suppose you got really cold and your teeth started to chatter? All your neuroimplants and cyberaugmentations would fire up wildly. In a fight, one good punch in the mouth would smash all your master controls - bad design. "|
(sryan 3/24/2007 3:05:03 PM )
|"However, if your reflexes and muscle movements were an order of magnitude faster than everyone else's, your chances of being punched were small..."|
(Bill Christensen 3/24/2007 7:17:10 PM )
|"Hm, you're right.. but a sneaky suckerpunch before you could "gear up"? "|
(sryan 3/28/2007 10:02:18 AM )
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