Design of a wearable bruxism detection device

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Alfieri, Davide
Awasthi, Amruta
Belcastro, Marco
Barton, John
O'Flynn, Brendan
Tedesco, Salvatore
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Bruxism is a common problem which impacts on between 8 -31% of the general population and presents several symptoms including headaches, facial pain and damage to teeth for sufferers. While gold-standard technologies (e.g. polysomnography) exist and can be used in a clinical context for the diagnosis of bruxism, these are cumbersome and are constrained to laboratory-based testing as a result. In recent years, a number of portable wearable technologies have been developed and evaluated which are based on electromyography, electroencephalography, and/or electrocardiography. In this paper, the development of a novel wearable bruxism detection device based on Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) and a microphone is described as an alternative diagnostic tool for bruxism. The overall system architecture is defined and the implemented hardware platforms are described in detail. Finally, a discussion on the future work is also provided.
Accelerometer , Bruxism , IMU , Microphone , Sensors , Wearable
Alfieri, D., Awasthi, A., Belcastro, M., Barton, J., O’Flynn, B. and and Tedesco, S. (2021) ‘Design of a Wearable Bruxism Detection Device’, 32nd Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), Athlone, Ireland, 10-11 June, (5 pp.). doi: 10.1109/ISSC52156.2021.9467867.
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