Medical News Sensors made from gummy bears could monitor how children chew

Medical News Sensors made from gummy bears could monitor how children chew

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26 April 2019

There’s a sweet new method for studying chewingGetty
By David AdamDon’t tell the dentist, but electrical engineers want to give sweets to children to check how children chew. A team has used Haribo gummy bears to build a cheap medical device to measure the pressure exerted by teeth and it could help measure signs of child development.
Donghyun Lee and Beelee Chuawho, who created the device at Korea University in Seoul, believe the idea will catch on because the child gets to eat the gummy bear afterwards.
“Conventional medical devices often taunt children and some adults with …

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