Evaluation of skin- versus teeth-attached markers in wireless optoelectronic recordings of chewing movements in man
1998 (English)In: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, ISSN 0305-182X, Vol. 25, no 7, 527-534 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study evaluated the applicability of skin- and teeth-attached reflex markers fixed to the mandible and the head for optoelectronic recording of chewing movements. Markers were attached to the upper and lower incisors and to the skin on the forehead, the bridge of the nose, the tip of the nose and the chin in seven subjects. Chewing movements were recorded in three dimensions using a high-resolution system for wireless optoelectronic recording. Skin markers were systematically displaced due to skin stretch. The largest displacement was observed for the chin marker, whereas minor displacement was found for markers located on the forehead and the bridge of the nose. In repeated recordings, the smallest intra-individual variation in displacement was found for the marker on the bridge of the nose. In spite of relatively large displacement for the chin marker, the temporal estimates of the mandibular movement were not affected. Teeth markers were found to significantly increase the vertical mouth opening, although the duration of the chewing cycle was unaffected. This indicates an increase in chewing velocity. We suggest that markers located on the bridge of the nose are acceptable for recordings of chewing movements. Skin markers on the chin can be reliably used for temporal analysis. They are also acceptable for spatial analysis if an intra-individual variability of 2 mm is allowed. Teeth-attached markers may significantly influence the natural chewing behavior. Thus, both types of marker systems have advantages as well as disadvantages with regard to the accuracy of the chewing movement analysis. Selection of a marker system should be based on the aims of the study.
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1998. Vol. 25, no 7, 527-534 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4225DOI: 10.1046/j.1365-2842.1998.00292.xPubMedID: 9722099OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4225DiVA: diva2:143230