Measurement of body temperature in the oral cavity with a temperature sensor integrated with a powered toothbrush

Johan Flyborg, Stefan Renvert, Peter Anderberg, Ulrika Isaksson, Johan Sanmartin Berglund

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This paper presents a method for collecting core body temperature data via a temperature sensor integrated into a powered toothbrush. The purpose is to facilitate the collection of temperature data without any extended effort from the user. Twelve participants use a powered toothbrush with a temperature sensor mounted on the brush head twice daily for two months. The obtained values are compared with those from a conventional fever thermometer approved for intraoral use. The results show that the temperature sensor–integrated powered toothbrush can measure the core body temperature and provide values comparable to those provided by a traditional oral thermometer. The use of the device can facilitate disease monitoring, fertility control, and security solutions for the elderly.

OriginalspråkEngelska
Artikelnummer22
TidskriftSN Applied Sciences
Volym5
Nummer1
DOI
StatusPublicerad - 2022-dec.-13

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