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Development of a force-sensing device for general dental practitioners to evaluate and control brushing force in dental patients

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4 Author(s)
Baszynski, M. ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Newcastle upon Tyne Univ., UK ; Allen, C.R. ; Moron, Z. ; Heasman, P.A.

This article describes the development of a clinical instrument to assist dental professionals with oral hygiene instruction. This instrument allows the patient's brushing force to be measured. Digitised force measurements are captured by a miniature microcontroller and transmitted to a personal computer using a 418 MHz radio transmitter. This personal computer provides an online display of the force-time measurements during toothbrushing. The signal trace is then analysed to extract clinically relevant measurements

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Virtual and Intelligent Measurement Systems, 2001, IEEE International Workshop on. VIMS 2001

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