Sensor Development for Occlusal Force and Relative Position

Kouichi Nozaki, Kentaro Totsu, Shinan Wang, Masayoshi Esashi, Kazuto Kuroe, Toshio Sata

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Abstract

There is a demand to know occlusal wear. To meet this demand, we have developed a sensor system and successfully detected the tooth occlusal force and relative position between upper and lower tooth. The force sensor was fabricated by using silicon micromachining. The position sensor consists of a micro-inductor and three individual coils, and magnetic coupling effect between them was utilized to determine the relative positions of the facing upper and lower teeth. These sensors were built in the artificial teeth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Sensors and Micromachines
Volume120
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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