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Health-Tracking Toothbrush Nags Just Like The Dentist [CES 2014]

Kolibree give dental hygiene habits the quantified self treatment.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on January 7, 2014. @greenidealism

It would seem there are no limits to the various aspects of our lives that can be tracked through mobile technology – the latest of which is our dental hygiene. A company called Kolibree announced an electric toothbrush at CES 2014 that can track your dental habits and tooth-scrubbing technique to give you a clearer picture about how well you’re doing.

The toothbrush is equipped with three different sensors; an accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope. When combined, these three sensors are able to build an accurate picture of which parts of your mouth get the most attention, and which have been neglected for all these years. According to company representatives, the brush can track duration and location of brushing to give you a better idea as to whether you’re really hitting those hard-to-reach places.

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Kolibre’s device connects to Android and iOS devices over Bluetooth, and the accompanying app can even support multiple devices, which means you can compete against your friends for the cleanest teeth. The Kolibree team aims to make the brush available via Kickstarter by Spring, with different models costing between $100 and $200. As is true of any electric toothbrush, you’ll also need periodic head replacements, which are expected to cost $20 for a set of three.

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Source: TechHive

Images: Kolibree

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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