Night-time bruxism is a medical condition where the patient unconsciously clenches their teeth together or grinds them sideways during their sleep. A lot of people have a mild form of this condition which can be harmless, but for some people, it takes on an extreme form and causes chronic headaches and dizziness.
The aim for this project is to measure the amount of night-time bruxism, and attempt to condition the user out of this behavior using an audio signal.
I built an early version of this prototype with an Arduino micro in 2013, with full details here: https://github.com/lucwastiaux/gc
I now want to build an internet-enabled version of this device, which will continously stream data into a time-series database (Influx DB) in an attempt to gather as much data as possible and determine the optimum biofeedback settings.
I have a prototype ready on the breadboard, which comprises the following components:
- Particle Photon
- Sparkfun LIPO power shield
- Sparkfun IMU shield
- Myoware muscle sensor, to be placed on the temporal muscle to detect clenching
I’m working with a PCB designer to integrate the above components into a small form factor. The aim of this post is to socialize and see whether people have feedback, about the project, or any suggestions.
Initial specs for the project: https://github.com/lucwastiaux/gc/blob/dev/gc2_specs/SPECS.md