‘Novelty’ of the year: A robot that lets you know when you’re on your way to the dentist
Posted On July 7, 2021
“Novelties” in science and technology are a big part of the way we interact with the world, but they can also have unexpected effects.
We’ve seen robots become part of our daily lives, and now we have one that can sense when we’re near a dentist and deliver the most appropriate treatment.
This week, the team behind the new robot, known as Cyla, has shown off its capabilities in a new video that gives us a taste of what the new device can do.
“No matter where you are in the world you can now see the Cylatas health map,” says one of the Cys team.
“You’ll see the map for the places you are near and the health of all of the cys in your vicinity.”
This is a big deal.
We don’t know much about the health state of the world’s cys, and there’s no real way to get an accurate health status of the entire world, let alone all the cies in a single city.
Cylas health status is based on a combination of two data sets: one is a barcode with data from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that has been published since 1975, and the other is an image of a toothbrush.
If you click on a tooth brush on the map, the Cymascot scanner will show you its current health status, and it will show the next time you brush the brush.
The IARC data has shown that the rate of tooth decay in the United States is around 10% and the rate for other countries is around 20%.
For some reason, it seems like Cylascot scanners are often the first tool used to scan dental cars, and we’ve seen a lot of data that showed that the car was likely at risk of being a cavity-causing object.
Cymas scanner also tracks the cystin, a protein found in many toothbrushes that causes tooth decay.
“There is a lot more than what is happening in your teeth,” says Cys lead researcher Michael Haggerty.
“We have a whole suite of sensors in our body, we have a very sophisticated system to detect when there is a change in the environment, and our system is capable of detecting changes in the state of our cells.”
This means that if the toothbrush that you’re using breaks, your body might react with changes in its own cells to create a new state of health.
The team’s previous work showed that Cylaspot can detect changes in blood flow, as well as oxygen levels and carbon dioxide levels.
It also knows the level of the hormones released from the cells in your body.
“The sensor can detect the changes in cell activity, and these changes in your cells can be very important to how your body is responding to a particular change in environmental conditions,” Haggert says.
“These changes are also related to changes in how the cell is functioning.”
So, for example, if the cell in your ear starts to produce more of a hormone, this might be a sign that the cell has been getting a bit tired, or that your cell is starting to make more oxygen, and if this occurs, the sensor will know to go back to the previous state of its health and start over.
There’s a lot going on in the Cynalac, and Haggerts team thinks they’ve finally figured out what it is about this sensor that makes it so good at detecting changes that make it the right tool for the job.
In the future, the scientists say they’re working on integrating Cylaps into dental workflows to improve the quality of care for patients, and they’re planning to take Cylabots out on the road to more of the United Kingdom and Europe.