The JT-3D™ (Jaw Tracker) was researched & developed to provide incredibly accurate measurements in mandibular kinesiology.
Lightweight aerospace materials and both mechanical and electrical computer aided design have perfected this precision instrument. The use of a senor array which is extremely accurate will provide quantitative, reproducible data of deviations, deflections and range of motion provides an unparalleled analysis of mandibular kinesiology.
The JT-3D™ allows the clinician to analyze jaw movement in a dynamic way. The testing includes the gathering of objective data during chewing, speaking, range of motion, and swallowing. The analysis of the pattern and speed provides tremendous insight in diagnosis and treatment planning. In short it allows the clinician to understand where the jaw is in real time during specific functions.
The Jaw Tracker-3D records incisor-point movements in three dimensions. A small magnet, attached to the labial surfaces of the mandibular incisors, is tracked to produce vertical, antero-posterior and lateral movement data. Jaw tracking can assist in designing optimal chewing patterns as well as detecting abnormal function which can aid in more accurate diagnosis. It also can assist in recording accurate, reproducible “bite registrations”.