While humanoid robots in the U.S. are helping paralyzed patients regain, a Japanese firm has released a Twitter client for iPad that lets people tweet simply by breathing.
The software was developed in collaboration with Keio University in Tokyo and other partners. It's linked to a Twitter account and displays the timeline to the left of a grid of letters in the English version or hiragana characters in the Japanese version.
A moving cursor slowly highlights rows of letters one at a time. The user breathes into a microphone headset to make selections.
When the user blows into the mic, the row will be selected. Next, individual letters will be highlighted in turn, and are selected by blowing into the mic. Finally, a "tweet" function can be selected to send out the message.
The process takes time, but it seems to be quicker than Guger Technologies'that lets you type just by thinking.