September 7, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

Forget smartwatches and glasses, smart teeth are the future writes The Economist:

  • Scientists have figured out how to put accelerometers in a person’s mouth, allowing them to monitor what the mouth is doing.
  • This has medical applications – it can track how often people are eating when they’re meant to be on a diet, or how often they cough.
  • While every person moves their mouth in different ways the current prototypes can recognize what the mouth is up to over 90% of the time.
  • This technology might be implanted into us through dentures…or they could be attached to our existing teeth and connected, of course, through Bluetooth.

Read more about the technology here.

Source: The Economist