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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter October 9, 2021

Development of an app-controlled simple, wearable teeth grinding sensing device

  • Laura E. Eisenhardt EMAIL logo , Juliane Mayer and Peter P. Pott


Teeth grinding is, due to its various impacts on the human body, a highly discussed issue in dentistry. It can damage the tooth structure or cause pain due to muscle tension. At the moment, there is neither a satisfactory diagnostic nor a comprehensive treatment option. This paper deals with the development of an app-controlled, small, portable sensor unit that can be used by patients to monitor their teeth grinding in everyday life. It also offers a treatment option due to an implemented biofeedback option. To achieve the most cost-effective device possible, only off-the-shelf electronics and no proprietary software were used. In initial tests, the measuring device showed high level of measurement accuracy when performing measurements without feedback at rest (f_score=-0.025...0).

Published Online: 2021-10-09
Published in Print: 2021-10-01

© 2021 The Author(s), published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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