Background

Bruxism is a habit that affects around 8-10% of the population. It is broadly characterised by grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw that causes tooth wear and breakage, disorders of the jaw (pain and limited movement) and even headache.

Symptoms

Symptoms of night time bruxism are defined as Grinding of the teeth, Clenching of the Jaw and Noise emitting. (The Noise made by bruxism has nothing to do with ones health but it annoies others in the same room a lot.)

Damages

The damages various depending on the stages of bruxism one is in. Primary, it would be slight disturing other and teeth wear, breakage. Moving to the next level, damages could be even worse such as masster muscle sore and pain, disorder of the Jaw and headache.

Main "Causes"

Why bruxism occurs is not always clear. In the dental profession the belief that bruxism and dental occlusion are causally related has been widespread. However there is little evidence to support this belief.

RESEARCH PHASE

Market Research

User Research

Bruxism sufferers want to be more aware of what's going on at night.

Bruxism is not fatal, but people with bruxism are not only suffering from physical damages but psychological stress.

Persona

Alex Nielson

25 years old

- Income Satisfying

- Marital Status In relationship

- Passion Sports / Gadgets / Design / Hi-Tech

Creative Freelancer

Design Brief

Through background studying and researching on both market and users, a design brief could be drafted that aims to design a werable that could actively hinder bruxism, at the same time collect and stores grinding data at night, which could be tracked on mobile its mobile application.

IDEATION & CONCEPTUALIZATION

Skecthing and Testing

3D Modelling and Rendering

MOCK-UP

Based on 3D printing, the one to one scale model was made with materials and colors simulating the final product in my mind.

APPLICATION

A single product is not enough for supporting most of the user needs. therefore, an mobile app is needed to compelete the puzzle.

-Dashboard

Dashboard allows users to view their daily bruxsim data as well as diary composing, and all the stats could packed up and present it to the doctors for a better disordr diagnosing.

-Community

The Community is where knowledge, news, ideas, stories are being shared about bruxsim by the official operating team and users, aiming to offer the patients a mental shelter.

-Relaxation

Relaxation is the paradise for users to get relaxed before sleep by providing high quality relaxing music and white noise and timer is avaiable at the same time.

-My device

Customize the hardware device by the users' preference and bruxsim conditions.

STORY OF ALEX

The story board tells the journey of Alex curing his Bruxism from the background and his encountering with the product to the detailed usage senarios and the happy ending.