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Title:
DETERMINING A POSITION OF AN ORAL CARE DEVICE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2019/137841
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The invention discloses an oral care device (100) comprising a head portion (102) having a protuberance (104) for engaging an interproximal region within an oral cavity. The oral care device (100) also comprises at least one sensor (108) for acquiring motion data for the oral care device, and a processor (110). The processor is configured to determine when the protuberance of the head portion engages an interproximal region in the oral cavity; and determine, based on motion data acquired by the at least one sensor as the protuberance moves between interproximal regions, a position of the head portion of the oral care device in the oral cavity. An oral care system and a method of determining a position of an oral care device in an oral cavity are also disclosed.

Inventors:
DEANE, Steven Charles (High Tech Campus 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven, 5656 AE, NL)
MASCULO, Felipe Maia (High Tech Campus 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven, 5656 AE, NL)
JEANNE, Vincent (High Tech Campus 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven, 5656 AE, NL)
Application Number:
EP2019/050052
Publication Date:
July 18, 2019
Filing Date:
January 03, 2019
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Assignee:
KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V. (High Tech Campus 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven, 5656 AE, NL)
International Classes:
A46B15/00
Foreign References:
US20160331117A12016-11-17
US20150127371A12015-05-07
Other References:
None
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
FREEKE, Arnold et al. (Philips International B.V. – Intellectual Property & Standards High Tech Campus 5, 5656 AE Eindhoven, 5656 AE, NL)
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