Novel low-cost sensor for human bite force measurement

Fastier-Wooller, Jarred and Phan, Hoang-Phuong and Dinh, Toan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7489-9640 and Nguyen, Tuan-Khoa and Cameron, Andrew and Ochsner, Andreas and Dao, Dzung Viet (2016) Novel low-cost sensor for human bite force measurement. Sensors (Switzerland), 16 (8):1244.

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Abstract

This paper presents the design and development of a low cost and reliable maximal voluntary bite force sensor which can be manufactured in-house by using an acrylic laser cutting machine. The sensor has been designed for ease of fabrication, assembly, calibration, and safe use. The sensor is capable of use within an hour of commencing production, allowing for rapid prototyping/modifications and practical implementation. The measured data shows a good linear relationship between the applied force and the electrical resistance of the sensor. The output signal has low drift, excellent repeatability, and a large measurable range of 0 to 700 N. A high signal-to-noise response to human bite forces was observed, indicating the high potential of the proposed sensor for human bite force measurement


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2020 05:03
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 00:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: bite force; strain gauge; acrylic; oral health
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091306 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401705 Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/s16081244
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38216

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