Jaw tracking devices--historical review of methods development. Part II

Una Soboļeva, Lija Lauriņa, Anda Slaidiņa
2005 Stomatologija, Baltic Dental and Maxillofacial Journal  
Chewing or mastication is one of the main functions of the stomatognathic system. The use of devices for quantitatively measuring mandibular motion has recently become more common in scientific and clinical use. Often, the goal has been to provide an objective basis for diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders of the jaws, to monitor the progress of active treatment methods or to evaluate prosthodontic treatment functional results. To better understand differences between various systems to record
more » ... systems to record mandibular motion a review of recording methods presented over the years was made. To give fundamental description for development of existing methods review was divided in three parts. Part II includes analyses of electronic and telemetric methods, magnetometry and opto-electronic methods, describing not only technologies by themselves, but also analyzing essential limitations, possible direction of the functional improvement and, specially, their scientific and clinical significance.
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