ANN-models for jaw-research

TitleANN-models for jaw-research
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBeddoes, M. P., C. C. Peck, A. G. Hannam, R. K. Kitney, and R. K. Ward
Conference NameEngineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2001. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE
Pagination1216 - 1219 vol.2
Keywordsactive muscle tensions, ANN-models, backpropagation, backpropagation method, biomechanics, closed position, equal tensions, final jaw positions, final tension values, four active jaw muscles, jaw motion, jaw-research, left-side muscles, midline, muscle, neural nets, neurophysiology, opening jaw, passive muscle tensions, physiological models, right-side muscles, two dimensions

ANN models for the opening jaw starting from the closed position are studied here. The models link final tension values in four active jaw muscles to final jaw positions and final tensions in the remaining muscles. The models assume the jaw opens in the midline: thus, right- and left-side muscles have equal tensions, and jaw motion is in two-dimensions. We have examined two ANN jaw models. One gives jaw motion and passive muscle tensions given active muscle tensions. The other, possibly of practical use, gives jaw motion given active muscle tensions; passive muscle tensions appear as signals inside the model.


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