#224: Stress alarm

How much illnesss is caused by stress? Nobody knows but it must be a lot and, as every £100k+ doctor is aware, healthcare is very expensive.

Today’s invention is aimed at tuning people in to the level of stress to which they are subject, before it accumulates and does them further, longterm harm.


A straingauge is attached to the inside surface of a molar. Clamping or grinding one’s back teeth is a sure sign of undue tension, so the straingauge can monitor the stress set up in the enamel and drive an integrated buzzer device.

If you are having a hard day at the office or trying to deal with customer service representatives who just don’t understand the concept, this will remind you not to grit your teeth.

Life’s too short to spend it in a state of perpetual dental compression.

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