Development of automatic teeth cleaning robot driven by cam mechanism

Gen Sakaeda, Takanobu Matsubara, Hiroyuki Ishii, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    Tooth brushing plays an important role in one's health, and particularly, in the prevention of oral diseases. It is a fundamental oral care technique in daily life; however, many elderly or handicapped people cannot brush their teeth without assistance from helpers. The purpose of this study is to develop an automatic teeth cleaning mouthpiece robot. One of the most common methods of brushing teeth is to move the toothbrush along the row of teeth. Hence, a mechanism to wipe teeth using sponges is designed and it consists of an eccentric cam, a wiper with sponges, and a rounded guide rail. This mechanism generates rounded wiper motions along the row of teeth. Furthermore, a safety system is designed to prevent aspiration. Brushing stops automatically when the user lifts his/her jaw up from the jaw supporter.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages536-540
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509067572
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 23
    Event14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 - Takamatsu, Japan
    Duration: 2017 Aug 62017 Aug 9

    Other

    Other14th IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017
    CountryJapan
    CityTakamatsu
    Period17/8/617/8/9

    Keywords

    • Cam mechanism
    • Oral care
    • Rounded shaped slide guide
    • Tooth brushing

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Control and Optimization
    • Instrumentation
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Sakaeda, G., Matsubara, T., Ishii, H., & Takanishi, A. (2017). Development of automatic teeth cleaning robot driven by cam mechanism. In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2017 (pp. 536-540). [8015874] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMA.2017.8015874