Well, this is something I didn’t expect to be reporting on this week! Oral-B have used smart technology within their toothbrushes in such products as the Pro 7000 with its Bluetooth capability that feeds data back to an app on your phone.
At Mobile World Congress, Oral-B have unveiled a new product that takes it all a step further with a product they have called the Oral-B Genius.
This toothbrush can actually tell you which areas of your mouth you need to go over again! The Oral-B Genius features Position Detection Technology that combines cutting-edge motion sensor technology, and video recognition using your smartphone’s camera to track areas being brushed. The Genius comes with a holder for your phone which can be placed on your bathroom mirror. As the toothbrush tracks where you are going over, it also tells you whether you are applying too much pressure and also the duration of your brushing. This is all fed back to you via an app on your phone. You can even customise the colour of the smart ring indicator which is on the top of the toothbrush!
Electric toothbrushes are great products and they can improve your oral hygiene. Do you think this is a great idea or is it too much information for an everyday task? If you want to get your hands on one of these, you have to wait until it is launched in July 2016.
Pictures from Oral-B on Twitter