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The Washington Times reports that overall patent publication of wearable electronics has been growing at a 40 percent annual rate since 2010. Technology companies are looking to add new features to their existing lines of wearable electronics, adding that some technology companies are working on tooth-embedded sensors to help dentists track patients’ diets and habits.  The sensor consists of a tiny circuit that fits inside a tooth cavity and can be rigged into dentures and braces. The circuit is able to recognize the jaw motions of drinking, chewing, coughing, speaking, and smoking as well as what and when you ate and drank.  After detection, the electro-tooth can send the data to your doctor’s smartphone via Bluetooth.  According to the article, there is also evidence that the more manufacturers can pile on wearable technology, the more consumers approve.