A telemetry system for measuring chewing behavior in humans

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A system is described for detecting and recording human chewing behavior. A small transmitter mounted in the side frame of eyeglasses was used to detect muscle movement associated with chewing. The transmitter signal was received and converted to a direct-current voltage which varied at a rate proportional to the S's chewing movement. Exploratory data are presented which suggest that individuals chew at about the same rate per second, but vary in the total number of chews emitted to consume the same amount of foodstuff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-77
Number of pages5
JournalBehavior Research Methods & Instrumentation
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1971
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)


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