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Martin Mireles, 38, was paralyzed by a gunshot wound 19 years ago, but is now part of an amazing study at Northwestern University that may completely change his life. Mireles is a patient in a study that changes quadriplegics mobility by piercing a magnet into one's tongue and utilizing it with a headset track to tell his or her wheelchair where to go, and how fast, based on the tongue's movement. The tongue uses side-to-side movement to get the wheelchair to move so speech is not impaired and this technology has even helped Mireles be able to begin to play video games and dial a phone number again. The study is sponsored by Northwestern University and The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. To learn more about the study contact Diane Rowles at or Dr. Jaimee Holbrook at 312-695-0281.