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Ex vivo determination of chewing patterns using FBG and artificial neural networks
Author(s): L. Z. Karam; V. Pegorini; C. S. R. Pitta; T. S. Assmann; R. Cardoso; H. J. Kalinowski; J. C. C. Silva
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Paper Abstract

This paper reports the experimental procedures performed in a bovine head for the determination of chewing patterns during the mastication process. Mandible movements during the chewing have been simulated either by using two plasticine materials with different textures or without material. Fibre Bragg grating sensors were fixed in the jaw to monitor the biomechanical forces involved in the chewing process. The acquired signals from the sensors fed the input of an artificial neural network aiming at the classification of the measured chewing patterns for each material used in the experiment. The results obtained from the simulation of the chewing process presented different patterns for the different textures of plasticine, resulting on the determination of three chewing patterns with a classification error of 5%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 June 2014
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9157, 23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, 91573Z (2 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057974
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L. Z. Karam, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
V. Pegorini, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
C. S. R. Pitta, Instituto Técnica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
T. S. Assmann, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
R. Cardoso, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
H. J. Kalinowski, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)
J. C. C. Silva, Univ. Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9157:
23rd International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors
José M. López-Higuera; Julian D. C. Jones; Manuel López-Amo; José Luis Santos, Editor(s)

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