Locked-in people could control wheelchairs by sniffing

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A SERIES of sniffs could allow severely disabled people and even those with locked-in syndrome to communicate, surf the internet and control a wheelchair. Noam Sobel, a neurobiologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and colleagues attached sensors to a nasal tube to pick up pressure changes when the wearer sniffs. “The control over sniffing appears to be unusually well spared following injury,