The research project «Tongue fitness training for sleep & speech therapy (TOFI)» won the Science Slam Award 2020 at the biggest medical technology conference, the Swiss Medtech Day in Bern. The performance was given by Tino Töpper from Bottmedical AG.
TOFI researches interaction potential of a novel tongue-machine interface sensitive to the tongue’s position and force. This enables the patient to drive a gamified myofunctional training app with the tongue. It’s a collaborative project of EMPA Dübendorf, University Hospital Basel, University of Basel and the Subject Area Interaction Design, ZHdK.