Monday, September 23, 2013

Tooth Terror.

Tooth Terror .

Andre Willers
23 Sep2013
“I expected this , but not so soon”  Epitaph on tombstone .
Synopsis :
Diet , drug use , chewing , kissing partners , speaking , GPS  can be monitored through a tooth micro-implant .
Discussion :
1.I thought teenagers would still have a few years grace , but the prototypes have already been built . See Appendix A
2.It is a few short steps to add chemical analysis of foods or drugs ingested .
3.Then DNA analysis of saliva . Any kisser’s DNA , heritage , compatibility , history or identitity can be tested right in the tooth-bluetooth-database network .
4.Good bye privacy .
5.Where will it be used ?
5.1 On Teenagers by anxious parents .
Teenagers’ rights are held by their parents .
Imagine the following scenario :
Judy is kissing Roger . Her toothphone rings and conducts straight into the hearing system .
“Stop kissing Roger immediately . His family has no money , his father has been treated for STD’s , his DNA is not compatible , he smokes and he eats a lot of garlic.”
And it is not even Judy’s mother , but her mother’s virtual agent .
5.2 Enforcement of Court Orders
Like the primitive ankle-bracelet , only more so .
Multiple linked implants , including some with enforcement capability (eg paralyzing or pain-inducing toxins) .
Why bother with prisons , when each person can be warder to themselves ?
5.3 The elderly
HealthZombies Haiku
“Reason has long since fled
To sunny climes
Living consumes it all.”
The Bluetooth Blues .

Appendix A

Given up? You're lying through your teeth
July 27, 2013
Paul Marks

A SENSOR embedded in a tooth could one day tell doctors when people have defied medical advice to give up smoking or eat less.

Built into a tiny circuit board that fits in a tooth cavity, the sensor includes an accelerometer that sends data on mouth motion to a smartphone. Machine learning software is taught to recognise each telltale jaw motion pattern – then works out how much of the time someone is chewing, drinking, speaking, coughing or smoking.

The inventors – Hao-hua Chu and colleagues at National Taiwan University in Taipei – want to use the mouth as a window on a variety of health issues. The device can be fitted into dentures or a dental brace, and the team plan to miniaturise the device to fit in a cavity or crown. The researchers say the sensor shows great promise: in tests on eight people with a prototype implant in dentures, the system recognised oral activities correctly 94 per cent of the time.

The prototype was attached to a power source by an external wire, so the team still needs a way to include a microbattery. Once they manage this, the researchers want to add a Bluetooth radio. The work will be presented at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers in Zurich, Switzerland, in September.

Sensor knows when you're lying through your teeth

Given up smoking have you? A tooth implant can now tell from your mouth's movements whether you've been following medical advice on diet and smoking


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