The [In]Brace is a tongue-operated device to control a computer.
Graduate designer Dorothy Clasen has designed a special device that can be worn in the mouth to operate a computer using the tongue. [In]Brace, Dorothy’s design for her master’s degree, is created from a custom dental retainer (made polyethene terephthalate glycol thermoplastic) fitted with magnet and wires which connect to a Wi-Fi transmitter to enable the device to operate and communicate a computer remotely.
The tongue-operated device will also be useful for people with disabilities to communicate. Communication through the slightest touch between a human and a machine was the idea behind the innovation. Dorothy was fascinated by the way of communication between a horse rider’s hand and a horse’s mouth.
[In]Brace is safe for oral because it is free from glue and the electric wires are also covered with thick silicon to avoid any electric shock.