Tongue Drive System dental retainer

Tongue Drive System dental retainer

The dental appliance for the new intraoral Tongue Drive System contains magnetic field sensors mounted on its four corners that detect movement of a tiny magnet attached to the tongue. It also includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery and an induction coil to charge the battery. The circuitry fits in the space available on the retainer, which sits against the roof of the mouth and is covered with an insulating, water-resistant material and vacuum-molded inside standard dental acrylic. (Credit: Maysam Ghovanloo)

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Engineering, Research
Keywords
assistive technology, dental retainer, Maysam Ghovanloo, Tongue Drive System, wheelchair
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  • Created By: Abby Vogel Robinson
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Dec 3, 2015 - 4:30pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:45pm