Friday, December 4, 2015 - 4:45pm to 6:00pm
Our Fall seminar series comes to a close this Friday, December 4 with Justin Correll defending his proposal entitled Multifunctional Smart Mouthguard Platform for Health Monitoring and Intervention for the Internet of Things. He will be presenting in Larsen 234 and pizza, snacks, and drinks will be provided for $3 to those that sign up on the IMG wiki.(http://www.img.ufl.edu/wiki/index.php/IMG_Seminar_Series:_Fall_2015#Food...)
Multifunctional Smart Mouthguard Platform for Health Monitoring and Intervention for the Internet of Things
Low-cost embedded systems with wireless connectivity will drive the market in the Internet of Things (IoT) era. Wearable technology has grown rapidly to include smart watches, activity trackers, and smart clothing to become a ubiquitous part of everyday life. In this work, the wearable concept is extended to include a multifunctional smart oral platform integrated into a comfort-fit mouth guard. The platform includes a small footprint custom printed circuit board loaded with a plurality of sensors, suitable for embedding into a mouth guard. Further, the system includes a user interface and application software to provide biometric monitoring, injury exposure monitoring, real-time compliance reporting, and intervention. In this work, two mouth guards are designed, fabricated, and tested for demonstration in bruxism and sports health/wellness applications. In the bruxism mouth guard, parallel plate capacitive sensors are fabricated and tested to show good linearity for use in bite force monitoring. In the sports mouth guard, 11 sensor channels are employed to track core body temperature, heart rate, blood pressure, and impact parameters. The concept can be extended to a smart denture or retainer for saliva based detection in diabetes, HIV, and cancer biomarker applications or for integrated drug delivery applications.