The Consumer Electronics Show is officially underway in Las Vegas, and one of the first products making headlines is the world’s first smart toothbrush.
Smart toothbrushes are designed to improve your dental hygiene without significantly changing your daily teeth cleaning routine.
This smart toothbrush is made by a startup company called Kolibree. Here’s how the Kolibree smart toothbrush works:
-The toothbrush includes three different sensors, including an accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope
-The toothbrush uses these sensors to track brushing duration and location
-The Kolibree will connect to Android and iOS devices over Bluetooth and will come with accompanying apps for multiple users
-Why would you have multiple users? Well, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re sharing the same toothbrush, but it does mean you can compete with your family and household members for whoever has the world’s best teeth
-The toothbrush will require periodic head replacements
Basically, the Kolibree toothbrush and app will help you clean those hard-to-reach places in the back of your mouth. It will also time your teeth cleaning to make sure you’re brushing long enough.
Some people don’t want their toothbrush to tell them what to do. Others want to improve every aspect of their life using the latest technology. No matter which category you fall into, smart toothbrushes like the Kolibree could be the norm – not the exception – ten years from now. And that’s pretty cool.
CES 2014 is always a cool time for smart devices. Last year, we had the smart fork, which measured the rate at which you shoveled food into your mouth and warned you to slow down if you were eating too fast.
Stay tuned to One Click Root for more exciting CES 2014 news over the week!