SMART iBrush Project

SMART iBrush development motivation

Research Overview
  • SMART iBrush project targets to develop a reliable interactive monitoring system for user’s tooth brushing activity to lead him/ her for a better oral hygiene & then to reduce the public health expenditure on oral diseases resulting from inappropriate oral hygiene.
  • SMART iBrush would provide an efficient analytical tool for dental-researchers about user’s tooth brushing habit, then it would provide a basis for understanding the effect of tooth brushing techniques on the integrity of oral health.

Relevant Innovations

  • interaktive training system for an effective teeth cleaning process
  • low cost device for monitoring teeth cleaning process

Team and Partners

University Applied Sciences Regensburg

  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Roland Mandl (Director)
  • Prof. Georg Scharfenberg (Co-Direktor)
  • Martin Kerschensteiner (cand. M.Eng.)
  • Gerald Schickhuber (staff)

Justus-Liebig-University Giessen

  • Prof. Dr. Renate Deinzer

Philipps University of Marburg

  • Dr. Jutta Margraf-Stiksrud

University Kassel

  • Prof. Dr. Bernhard Sick (Supervisor)
  • Ghasssan Al Falouji (cand. Dr.-rer. nat.)

University Applied Sciences Kempten

  • Prof. Dr. Arnulf Deinzer

FernUniveristät in Hagen

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Wolfgang A. Halang

Device and System Development

Project Goals

  • Monitor & recognize the tooth brushing orientation & the individual brushing style.
  • Analyze & qualify tooth brushing process.
  • Interact with the user to train and lead him/her for the "optimal" toothbrushing technique.
  • Collect data for medical screening.
SMART iBrush device

Hardware Development

  • Acceleration and gyroscope sensor
  • Strain gauge sensor
  • Wireless data transfer to host device
  • 3D printed housing with commercial brush head
SMART iBrush device

Application Development

SMART iBrush Application

References

  • G. Falouji, G. Scharfenberg: "BiSP-Team entwickelt intelligente Zahnbürste", Spektrum - Das Magazin der OTH Regensburg 2015/1
  • Ghassan Al-Falouji, Georg Scharfenberg: „SMART iBrush Observing toothbrush motion using IMU and force sensors”; ARC 2015 Technische Hochschule Nürnberg; ISBN 978-3-86386-945-8 Pro Business Berlin
  • G. Al-Falouji, D. Prestel, G. Scharfenberg, R. Mandl, A. Deinzer, W. Halang, J. Margraf-Stiksrud, B. Sick, R. Deinzer: “SMART-iBrush – individuelle Zahnreinigung mit einer intelligenten Zahnbürste“; Forschungsbericht 2015 Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg; ISBN 978-3-00-048589-3 inixmedia Kiel
  • G. Al-Falouji, D. Prestel, G. Scharfenberg, R. Mandl, A. Deinzer, W. Halang, J. Margraf-Stiksrud, B. Sick und R. Deinzer", SMART-iBrush - Individuelle Unterstützung der Zahnreinigung durch Messung von Bewegung und Druck mit einer intelligenten Zahnbürste", Erste transdisziplinäre Konferenz zum Thema „Technische Unterstützungssysteme, die die Menschen wirklich wollen“, Hamburg, Deutschland, 15.-16. Dezember 2014

Contact

University of Applied Sciences Regensburg
Smart iBrush Project
Smart Embedded Systems Laboratory
Seybothstr. 2
D-93053 Regensburg, Germany

Tel: ++49-941 943 1155
Fax:++49-941 943 1424
www.smartibrush.de

Prof. Dr. Roland Mandl
e-mail: roland.mandl(at)oth-regensburg.de