Publication Date

Fall 2015

Document Type

Final Report

Problem Statement

Dr. Kirk Quigless has designed the Golden Bite™ athletic mouth guard to properly align the jaw. Literature suggests that the proper alignment of the jaw will provide users with increased performance gains. Accurately determining these gains without bias is a difficult task. Dr. Kirk Quigless needs to quantify the performance gains from his mouth guard. The portable device designed in the Golden Bite™ Mouth Guard Project will record the force exerted by an individual over a period of time. From this data, Dr. Kirk Quigless can determine the change in force output from individuals with and without the mouth guard, proving the validity of the performance gains associated with the Golden Bite™ athletic mouth guard.

Author's School

McKelvey School of Engineering

Author's Department

Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Class Name

Mechanical Engineering Design Project (MEMS 411)