Optimal design of a parallel robot for dental articulation

Dilmurat A. Kizghin, Carl A. Nelson

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Abstract

A dental articulator is a mechanical device used to simulate the relative position and motion between the upper and lower jaw when testing dental work or dental treatments (implants or bridges). Typically, it can be adjusted to approximate patient-specific jaw kinematics. However, the use of dental articulators is essentially a trial-and-error method in order to fine-tune fit and function of the dental work. In this paper we propose a robotic articulator suitable for reproducing tracked movements of the patient’s jaw. Based on an asymmetric-leg parallel structure, dimensional synthesis is performed to optimize performance over the range of motion typical of the human jaw. The resulting robotic device is expected to improve workflow in the processing of dental implants. Fabrication and testing of a prototype robot is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791841037
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019
Event2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2019Apr 18 2019

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period4/15/194/18/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Kizghin, D. A., & Nelson, C. A. (2019). Optimal design of a parallel robot for dental articulation. In Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019 (Frontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2019). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DMD2019-3209