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Smart tooth tech is just what the doctor ordered

Smart tooth tech is just what the doctor ordered
New tech uses word of mouth

There could soon be a mole in your molars, if researchers at the National Taiwan University in Taipei get their way.

They've created a prototype sensor that fits on to a mouth brace and analyses what you're chomping on.

So far so weird, but it gets weirder. This dental data can then be used by doctors to notify you if you have been smoking too much or been munching down on far too many fatty foods.

A sensor is also being created that will fit into a tooth cavity – and so far researchers have found that there is truth in the tooth as data extracted so far has had a 94% accuracy rate.

Via The Verge

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Marc Chacksfield

Marc Chacksfield is the Editor In Chief, Shortlist.com at DC Thomson. He started out life as a movie writer for numerous (now defunct) magazines and soon found himself online - editing a gaggle of gadget sites, including TechRadar, Digital Camera World and Tom's Guide UK. At Shortlist you'll find him mostly writing about movies and tech, so no change there then.