Application of wireless inertial measurement units and EMG sensors for studying deglutition - Preliminary results

U. Imtiaz, K. Yamamura, W. Kong, S. Sessa, Z. Lin, L. Bartolomeo, Hiroyuki Ishii, M. Zecca, Y. Yamada, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Different types of sensors are being used to study deglutition and mastication. These often suffer from problems related to portability, cost, reliability, comfort etc. that make it difficult to use for long term studies. An inertial measurement based sensor seems a good fit in this application; however its use has not been explored much for the specific application of deglutition research. In this paper, we present a system comprised of an IMU and EMG sensor that are integrated together as a single system. With a preliminary experiment, we determine that the system can be used for measuring the head-neck posture during swallowing in addition to other parameters during the swallowing phase. The EMG sensor may not always be a reliable source of physiological data especially for small clustered muscles like the ones responsible for swallowing. In this case, we explore the possibility of using gyroscopic data for the recognition of deglutition events.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages5381-5384
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9781424479290
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 2
    Event2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 - Chicago, United States
    Duration: 2014 Aug 262014 Aug 30

    Other

    Other2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityChicago
    Period14/8/2614/8/30

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health Informatics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Biomedical Engineering

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    Imtiaz, U., Yamamura, K., Kong, W., Sessa, S., Lin, Z., Bartolomeo, L., Ishii, H., Zecca, M., Yamada, Y., & Takanishi, A. (2014). Application of wireless inertial measurement units and EMG sensors for studying deglutition - Preliminary results. In 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014 (pp. 5381-5384). [6944842] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944842