Wearables for personalized monitoring of masticatory muscle activity — opportunities, challenges, and the future
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Abstract: Wearable devices are worn on or remain in close proximity of the human body. The use of wearable devices specifc to the orofacial region is steadily increasing. Orofacial applications of wearable devices include supplementing diagnosis, tracking treatment progress, monitoring patient compliance, and understanding oral parafunctional behaviours. In this short communication, the role of wearable devices in advancing personalized dental medicine are highlighted with a specifc focus on masticatory muscle activity monitoring in naturalistic settings. Additionally, challenges, opportunities, as well as future research areas for successful use of wearable devices for precise, personalized care of muscle disorders are discussed.