Development of wireless bruxism monitoring device based on pressure-sensitive polymer composite
Kim, Jung Ho and McAuliffe, Padraig and O'Connell, Brian and Diamond, Dermot and Lau, King-Tong (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
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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.
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