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Give Yourself a “Smarttoothbrush”

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140109121506-smart-toothbrush-story-topIf you are one of the those people who can only care less about good hygiene, here is something for you: Kolibree Toothbrush, the first “smarttoothbrush”?that can be synced to your smartphones and detect if you have had a good brush today.

Not only that, Kolibree Toothbrush also knows how to get you brushing the right way, the results of your tootbrush examination can be posted on the social media accounts synced in your smartphones, and it can also tell your dentist what you are doing with your mouth.

The Kolibree Toothbrush was presented to the public this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The audience even asked if the sample is available for product testing, and of course, no is the answer.

The electronic toothbrush will be available from $99 to $200 and will be available for pre-orders through Kickstarter this summer.

“It works just like a regular toothbrush,” said Kolibree spokesperson Renee Blodgett in a phone interview with CNN Technology. “The only difference is that all the data is stored on your phone so you can see how you’re brushing.” Blodgett continued.

Just like any other smartphone feature, an application should be installed within the user’s smartphone and would be connected to the toothbrush via Bluetooth. The Kolibree toothbrush will record the length of time of your brushing, if you have brushed the four quadrants of your mouth, and if you have brushed vertically (up and down) rather than just horizontally (side by side).

BAD-510x600The data automatically register to your smartphones and record your progress. You will know if you have brushed your teeth adequately enough for this day or even worse that how you brushed yesterday. It will give you scores and tabulate your performance, a good motivation to have good oral hygiene.

The Kolibree Toothbrush was invented by Thomas Servel, a French engineer and one of the leaders of the country’s technology industry. He was inspired to create Kolibree Toothbrush when he thought that his children could have been lying all along about their brushing habits.

The Kolibree Toothbrush is not the first “smarttoothbrush” to hit the market. The Beam Brush was launched last year with a cost of $25 per piece. Just like Kolibree, it can record the length of time of your brushing albeit not the manner.

Who knew toothbrushes can be smart too?

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