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Development of bite guard for wireless monitoring of bruxism using pressure-sensitive polymer

Kim, Jung Ho and McAuliffe, Padraig and O’Connel, Brian and Diamond, Dermot and Lau, King-Tong (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

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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Talk)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:bruxism; pressure sensitive polymer; composite; wireless bite guard; tooth-grinding monitor;
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Health
Physical Sciences > Detectors
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/BSN.2010.62
Copyright Information:©2010 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Funders:Enterprise Ireland, EI POC-2008-0156
ID Code:15375
Deposited On:25 Jun 2010 11:16 by Kim lau. Last Modified 26 Nov 2010 13:47

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