Internet-powered toothbrush launched
Everything seems to be internet-enabled nowadays, so why should your toothbrush be left out? Kolibree, a French-based start-up, has introduced just that at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company aims to “reinvent oral care” by making a toothbrush that isn’t stronger, but “smarter”. The Kolibree toothbrush includes a sensor which detects several factors in toothbrushing – how much tartar is being removed, which areas have been cleaned, and how long the process takes, for example. The internet comes in here: any information receives is wirelessly transmitted to the complimentary smartphone app, which acts as a database of any teeth-related activity. It’s a great idea for parents to keep track of their kids’ hygiene – and for the more adult of us to make something as boring as brushing your teeth more fun, too.