Tooth Sensor To Monitor Mouth Activity

Tooth Sensor To Monitor Mouth Activity

Last week we shared an exciting research project in which developers had created tiny glass particles that could be used in toothpaste tackle tooth decay . This time, another exciting innovation caught our interest—a tooth sensor that tracks every motion your mouth makes.

Scientists in Taiwan have developed a tiny tracker designed to fit onto teeth, dentures and braces. This oral tracker has a motion sensor that can determine when the wearer is chewing, drinking, talking or coughing.

Researchers believe that this invention “may benefit doctors in monitoring patients who grind their teeth, have been advised to restrict their food or fluid intake, or who are trying to give up smoking”.

Read more about this interesting study here:

Sensor-Embedded Teeth for Oral Activity Recognition