Something to chew on -- artificial teeth that monitor health habits

09/17/2013 | LiveScience.com

Accelerometer devices in artificial teeth could help people measure how much they eat as well as other aspects of their health, research suggests. "Our mouth is an opening into our health -- our drinking and eating behaviors shed light on our diet. How frequently we cough also tells us about our health, and how frequently we talk is related to social activity that can be related to health," said computer scientist Hao-hua Chu of the National Taiwan University in Taipei, who is developing the smart tooth.

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