65. Application of electronic dental dynamometer in biomechanics

Tomasz Lipski1, Edward Kijak2, Kazimierz Witaszek3, Damian Gŕska4, Jerzy Margielewicz5

1Silesian Medical University, Department of Dental Prosthetics and Dentistry Materials,
pl. Akademicki 17, Bytom, Poland

2Pomeranian Medical University, Rybacka 1, 70-204 Szczecin, Poland

3, 4, 5Faculty of Transport Silesian University of Technology,
Krasińskiego Street 8, 40-019 Katowice, Poland

3Corresponding author

E-mail: 1tomek.lipski@hotmail.com, 3kazimierz.witaszek@polsl.pl, 4damian.gaska@polsl.pl, 5jerzy.margielewicz@polsl.pl

(Received 13 January 2015; received in revised form 1 March 2015; accepted 14 March 2015)

Abstract. The paper presents a microprocessor force recorder, whose design allows the measurement of occlusal forces on a continuous basis with a maximum frequency of 250 Hz. The electronic dental dynamometer records the results of clinical trials in the form of graphic images and text files which are presented directly onto the computer. The recorded results can be processed digitally, as well as compared with other measurements, resulting in the ability to monitor the progress and potential advances in the treatment of masticatory organ diseases. An important advantage of the proposed solution is the simple and intuitive design. In addition, the dynamometer requires no power coming directly from the electricity network, as it is powered through a 5 V USB port. This feature not only determines the comfort of use, but also the safety as the voltage does not pose a risk to the patient during examination. The results recorded during clinical trials using the electronic dental dynamometer are consistent with those obtained using a calibrated mechanical dental dynamometer.

Keywords: microprocessor force recorder, electronic dental dynamometer, force sensor.

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Cite this article

Lipski Tomasz, Kijak Edward, Witaszek Kazimierz, Gŕska Damian, Margielewicz Jerzy Application of electronic dental dynamometer in biomechanics. Journal of Measurements in Engineering, Vol. 3, Issue 1, 2015, p. 17‑22.

 

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