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1. (WO2018100121) METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ORIENTATION OF A USER'S HEAD DURING TEETH CLEANING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/100121    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/081086
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 01 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A46B 15/00
A61C 17/22
A46B 11/00
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: DEN HAMER, Arjen
HARDEMAN, Toon
MAIA MASCULO, Felipe
Title: METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE ORIENTATION OF A USER'S HEAD DURING TEETH CLEANING
Abstract:
A method (300) for determining an orientation of a user's head with an oral care device (10), the method including the steps of: (i) providing (310) an oral care device comprising a device head (16), a sensor (28), and a controller (30); (ii) determining (320) when the device head is located within a calibration area (110) within the user's oral cavity (200); and (iii) estimating (330), by the controller based on an orientation of the device head within the calibration area, an orientation of the user's head.