Abstract

This thesis is focused on the design of oral hygiene system. According to the research done by the author, poor oral hygiene mainly results from bad oral habits, including not brushing teeth before going to bed, failing to keep using dental floss, never going to dentists, and so on. Based on the findings, the author designed a system of oral hygiene products, an oral health database and platform for home use. As for the market, the initial targeting market is Chinese market. Then it can be promoted for universal use.

These oral hygiene products include a mini camera, smart sensors, a water flosser, a toothbrush, a cell phone holder and a UV sanitizer. The oral health database and the platform have five essential functions including providing basic oral health knowledge; providing methods of self-diagnosis; providing oral health point system; sharing good dental resources; providing communication platform. All functions mentioned above are integrated in a mobile phone application. When people get high points from the point system and get a good evaluation from dentists about their oral health status, they will get lower insurance price from the medical insurance company, where the staff can get access to these data.

Publication Date

5-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CIAS)

Advisor

Gary Molinari

Advisor/Committee Member

Stan Rickel

Advisor/Committee Member

Bruce Leonard

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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