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Development of wireless bruxism monitoring device based on pressure-sensitive polymer composite
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 protecting the teeth from damages. For sensing the pressure effectively in the restricted space and hostile environment, a pressure sensitive polymer composite has been fabricated and encapsulated into a conventional bite guard which is safe for in-situ applications. The device is anticipated to give real-time data through wireless data transmission and to have a long working life (weeks). A microcontroller-based electronic circuit has been built in-house for data collection and transmission. A low power approach is configured to increase the working life of the device. This device is a useful tool for understanding and treating bruxism.
Keyword(s): Detectors; Health; bruxism; pressure-sensitive polymer composite; microcontroller; wireless; bite-guard; splint
Publication Date:
2010
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 <https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2944-4839> and Lau, King-Tong ORCID: 0000-0001-7818-7010 <https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7818-7010> (2010) Development of wireless bruxism monitoring device based on pressure-sensitive polymer composite. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 163 (2). pp. 486-492. ISSN 0924-4247
Publisher(s): Elsevier
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/15897/2/Manuscript_for_Doras.pdf,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2010.08.033
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