• Launching “Kaakpunt”

    I am Fien and for years I have worked with people suffering from jaw disorders such as bruxism, jaw pain, and jaw clenching. I have always looked for ways to better help these people, and I am therefore extremely happy to be able to tell you about Kaakpunt, my new online support program. The tool […]

  • The dental metaverse is the future

    The dental community has expressed a growing interest in the metaverse and its applications. How come? What is the Metaverse? The metaverse is a virtual environment that simulates the natural world via multisensory interactions with 3D objects. In other words, the metaverse ecosystem is a 3D world simulation or twin world. Think of the Metaverse […]

  • New AirPod feature: detecting bruxism

    On October 6th, Apple employees filed a patent application on the diagnosis and monitoring of bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) using “earbud motion sensors”. This will be a new health tool with their AirPod Pros. What is bruxism? Bruxism is the habit of (un)consciously gritting or grinding the teeth especially in situations of stress or […]

  • Apple patents bruxism device

    Patent 20220313153: Enclosed are embodiments for diagnosis and monitoring of bruxism using earbud motion sensors. In an embodiment, a method comprises: receiving, with at least one processor, a signal derived from a motion sensor in an earbud, wherein the signal is captured while the earbud is inserted in an ear of a user; segmenting, with […]