D6.3 - Wireless Sensor System for Monitoring Spatially Resolved Tongue Pressure

I. Stöhr, G. Schuster & R. Werthschützky
Orthodontist are interested in the position and pressure of the tongue against the hard palate since it has influence on many functions like speaking, swallowing and the growth of the mandible. In the past some efforts were made, to measure the tongue pressure and its spatial distribution. But al these devices incorporate wires or tubes connecting the intra-oral measuring device to an extra-oral data acquisition electronics, thus disturbing the natural function of tongue and lips....