Smart tooth tracks oral movements

07/30/2013 | MedGadget.com

An accelerometer embedded in a false tooth can be used to accurately measure oral movements in three dimensions, tracking chewing, speaking and other activities. Researchers at National Taiwan University say further refinements are necessary, including development of a small battery to power the device internally as well as a tougher tooth to withstand the pressures and substances encountered with extended use in the mouth.

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