Micro-Electronic Dental Implants

Siemens Conference space

19th November, 14:00-15:00

Salivation is a biologically controlled process that self-regulates and has a crucial purpose in digestion, taste, hygiene and comfort in humans. However, this process can become disrupted, temporary or permanently, leading to a condition called xerostomia. Previous research regarding xerostomia successfully utilized electro-stimulation of the nerves in the oral cavity to treat the symptoms and manage the discomfort created by the condition. The presentation describes a revolutionary way of treating xerostomia, by using a permanent micro-electronic implant which can measure and stimulate the salivary secretion in the oral cavity.

Dan Tudose

Politehnica of Bucharest

Dan Tudose is a lecturer and researcher at the Computer Science Department of University Politehnica in Bucharest. He has a PhD in computer science, specializing in wireless sensor networks, pervasive computing and energy harvesting. As a scientific researcher, Dan is leading the research activity of the Embedded Systems Laboratory and has over ten years of experience as a researcher in national and international projects sponsored by the European Union related to the development of the Internet of Things and Wireless Sensor Networks. Dan is also an driven entrepreneur as the founder of Pollutiontrack, an innovative wearable air quality monitoring solution and the co-founder of Vector Watch, a company that manufactures the smartwatch that blends stylish design with an unprecedented 30-day battery life.