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Development of a system to monitor laryngeal movement during swallowing using a bend sensor.
|Title||Development of a system to monitor laryngeal movement during swallowing using a bend sensor.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Li Q, Hori K, Minagi Y, Ono T, Chen Y-J, Kondo J, Fujiwara S, Tamine K, Hayashi H, Inoue M, Maeda Y|
Swallowing dysfunction (also known as dysphagia), which results in a deterioration of nutritional intake, slows rehabilitation and causes aspiration pneumonia, is very common following neurological impairments. Although videofluorographic (VF) examination is widely used for detecting aspiration, an objective and non-invasive method for assessing swallowing function has yet to be established because of a lack of adequate devices and protocols. In this paper, a bend sensor whose resistance is altered by bending was introduced to monitor swallowing-related laryngeal movement.
|Alternate Journal||PLoS ONE|