Design and fabrication of electrically operated Miswak toothbrush / Zaifarhana Izati Zainol Hillal

Zainol Hillal, Zaifarhana Izati (2016) Design and fabrication of electrically operated Miswak toothbrush / Zaifarhana Izati Zainol Hillal. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

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Miswak, a teeth cleaning twig made from Salvadora Persica tree (known as arak in Arab), has been used by human since as early as 3500 Before Century. Several studies had shown uses of Miswak as a teeth-cleaning tool has prevented dental problems and other oral health efficiently. To date, Miswak is generally been used in a traditional way in its original form. It causes an ergonomic problem for users due to the technique of holding the Miswak and difficulty in reaching the lingual surfaces of the dentition. A survey is conducted to gauge public responses on electrically operated toothbrush using Miswak as its bristle. Based on the responses, a prototype is designed and fabricated using a 3D printer. The inner circumference of the Miswak holder is made into hexagon shape to fit the Miswak stick. This is because the Miswak stick will expand when it is soaked with water and shrivels when it is dry. An electrically operated Miswak allows the user to adopt relaxing hand posture. It is also able to reach lingual part of the dentition. The final survey has been conducted to perceive the feedback of the innovation of electrically Miswak and it shows that the public was satisfied with the improvement of the product. The innovation of electrically operated Miswak will benefit current users and further attract new users.

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Item Type: Student Project
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Zainol Hillal, Zaifarhana Izati
2013862056
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Ibrahim, Dzullijah
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Electronics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Electronics > Microelectromechanical systems
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Electronics > Computer engineering. Computer hardware
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Electronics > Computer engineering. Computer hardware > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pulau Pinang > Permatang Pauh Campus > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Programme: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing) (Hons.)
Item ID: 35089
Uncontrolled Keywords: Salvadora Persica Tree (Known As Arak In Arab), Miswak, 3D printer
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/35089

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