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Development of bite guard for wireless monitoring of bruxism using pressure-sensitive polymer
Kim, Jung Ho; McAuliffe, Padraig; O'Connell, Brian; Diamond, Dermot; Lau, King-Tong
A wireless pressure sensing bite guard has been developed for monitoring the progress of bruxism (teeth grinding during sleep); as well as for protecting the teeth from damages. For sensing the grinding event effectively in restricted space and hostile environment, a pressure sensitive polymer composite which is safe for intra oral applications has been fabricated and encapsulated into a conventional bite guard. Also encapsulated was a microcontroller-based electronic circuit which was built in-house for data collection and transmission. A low power approach was configured to maximize the working life-time of the device to several months. The device can provide real-time tooth grinding profile through wireless communication. This device is anticipated to be a useful tool for understanding and treating bruxism.
Keyword(s): Health; Detectors; bruxism; pressure sensitive polymer; composite; wireless bite guard; tooth-grinding monitor
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Kim, Jung Ho, McAuliffe, Padraig, O'Connell, Brian, Diamond, Dermot ORCID: 0000-0003-2944-4839 <> and Lau, King-Tong ORCID: 0000-0001-7818-7010 <> (2010) Development of bite guard for wireless monitoring of bruxism using pressure-sensitive polymer. In: BSN 2010 - Body Sensor Networks, 7-9 June 2010, Singapore. ISBN 978-1-4244-5817-2
Publisher(s): Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
File Format(s): application/pdf
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First Indexed: 2010-06-26 05:05:06 Last Updated: 2019-02-09 06:55:03