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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:bruxism; pressure-sensitive polymer composite; microcontroller; wireless; bite-guard; splint;
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Detectors
Medical Sciences > Health
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Chemical Sciences
Research Initiatives and Centres > Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC)
Research Initiatives and Centres > CLARITY: The Centre for Sensor Web Technologies
Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Sensor Research (NCSR)
Publisher:Elsevier
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sna.2010.08.033
Copyright Information:Copyright © 2010 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Enterprise Ireland, EI Commercialization Funding grant code: POC-2008-0156
ID Code:15897
Deposited On:26 Nov 2010 14:26 by Jung Kim. Last Modified 26 Nov 2010 14:26

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