We’ve heard of watches that can connect to Android devices but a toothbrush? A Kickstarter campaign aims to create Kolibree, the world’s first connected toothbrush, and it has already reached a pledge of $69,219 of its $70,000 goal with 34 days remaining. The chances of this project getting funded are very high which means we might be seeing this intelligent toothbrush very soon.
So what’s the big deal with a connected toothbrush? Basically it can give us information on our brushing habits. We don’t have an idea if we are brushing properly or we might not be reaching the right places with the way we brush our teeth right now. Kolibree can change this by detecting which parts have been brushed and which parts have been missed. This toothbrush even has fun games that can keep kids and adults entertained.
According to the developer “Kolibree is a new electric and intelligent toothbrush designed for everyone that will change the way you take care of your teeth. Applications and games empower you to take control of your oral hygiene and keep you motivated.”
- Sensors: 3 axis accelerometer, 3 axis gyrometer, 3 axis magnetometer
- Size: 22.3cm
- Weight: 130g
- Battery: Wireless charging, Internal Li-iOn 650mAh
- Connection: bluetooth
- OS Support: Android 4.0 and above, iOS 7 and above
- Vibration & Patterns: Sonic technology, variation speed control and brushing patterns from 12000 to 32000 vibrations per minute
- Waterproof: IP67, water resistant up to 1 meter deep
- Length: 9.5cm
- Bristles: Nylon
- Material: Certified PP
Kolibree connects to an Android device using Bluetooth technology. A companion app must be installed on the device for consumers to be able to view the data. The app gets data from the toothbrush in real-time. Consumers will be able to know when they have brushed long enough and will even be able to update their Twitter accounts while brushing their teeth.
To ensure that kids brush their teeth in the required amount of time there are games built-in the app. There’s a game that lets them clean up the candy on the screen and another game that involves racing a car and moving it by moving the Kolibree toothbrush in the mouth.
A pledge of $99 will allow you to own one of the first connected toothbrushes in the world which will be released this coming October 2014