Development of a system to monitor laryngeal movement during swallowing using a bend sensor.

TitleDevelopment of a system to monitor laryngeal movement during swallowing using a bend sensor.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsLi Q, Hori K, Minagi Y, Ono T, Chen Y-J, Kondo J, Fujiwara S, Tamine K, Hayashi H, Inoue M, Maeda Y
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue8
Paginatione70850
Date Published2013
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1371/journal.pone.0071430
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE