Crazy Japanese tech gizmos

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Mimi Switch: Tongue Control

Who needs a touchscreen when a wink, asmile, or a protruding tongue could control an MP3 player or a major home appliance? Researchers at Japan's Osaka University are developing a hands-free remote called the "Mimi Switch," which uses facial expressions to operate electronic devices, according to a March 2009 [[xref: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gKbD-bOToPGIiUo1w5_cHw1M5c2g|AFP report]]. Actually, this idea doesn't sound crazy at all...provided you don't sneeze accidentally.

Picture Credit: [[xref: http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/08/mimi-switch-remote-control-relies-on-facial-expression-not-phal/|www.engadget.com]]

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