Smart Mouth Guard Could Detect Teeth Grinding

by Larry Emmott on July 9, 2015

in Diagnostics,Future Tech,Theraputics

Researchers at the University of Florida have developed a smart mouth guard equipped with sensors that allow it to detect if you’re grinding your teeth, tell your dentist and even help you stop doing it.

…the next version of the guard, currently under development, may be able to tell when an athlete is becoming dehydrated or overheated and even whether he or she may have gotten a concussion.

Source: Smart Mouth Guard Could Detect Teeth Grinding, Dehydration, Concussions | News – Home

I LOVE this. What a wonderful example of using technology to improve diagnosis then connecting it to a smart phone, not some huge single purpose proprietary computer. This hits two of my big buttons. That is using open interoperable technology as opposed to closed systems and improving care while reducing costs with technology and innovation rather than centralized command and control.

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