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, H. Ishii, M. Zecca, Y. Yamada, A. 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 (Electronic)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

Publication series

Name2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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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] (2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944842