Ready For Your Tooth-Mounted Sensor?

Ready For Your Tooth-Mounted Sensor? 

Posted: 1:36 pm Thursday, March 29th, 2018

By Danny Serrano


You may soon be able to monitor everything you eat in real-time, digitally through a tooth-mounted sensor.  New miniaturized sensors were developed by researchers at the Tufts University School of Engineering.

The small device, made of three layers, would track everything you consume, including glucose, salt and alcohol.  It would then transmit the data wirelessly to a mobile device.

A study explores how the sensors could work in the future.  Researchers say the devices may eventually be able to detect a wider range of nutrients, chemicals and physiological states.

Researchers say previous wearable devices for monitoring dietary intake suffered from limitations such as requiring the use of a mouth guard, bulky wiring, or necessitating frequent replacement as the sensors rapidly degraded.

 

Photo Credit: SilkLab, Tufts University

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