January 6, 2014
A new startup believes it can help people improve their dental hygiene with the first smart toothbrush.
Kolibree is featuring its Bluetooth enabled electric toothbrush this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The brush, claims the company, can help consumers more effectively clean their teeth through an app that collects data every time the user brushes.
The toothbrush is relatively easy to use. Once the app is downloaded, the user connects the brush via Bluetooth and continues with his or her daily brushing routine. The app does the rest, downloading data that the user can later review. Data collected includes length of time the user brushed, what areas of the mouth, tongue and gums were cleaned and how effectively the user brushed his or her teeth. As well, it can record data from several different tooth brushes so multiple members of the family can each use their own.
Kolibree has developed the app so it’s open-ended, meaning other developers are encouraged to come on board and create new material for the app.
According to news agency CNET, Kolibree hopes to release several models of its brush at different price points between $100 and $200, and is launching a Kickstarter campaign to get the ball rolling.
Megan Abraham is a staff writer for SiteProNews.