Data-crunching Bluetooth toothbrush gets release date
LOS ANGELES, Sept 15 – For data junkies who want to track their dental hygiene habits, American startup company Beam Technologies announced today that it is unrolling its Bluetooth-enabled Beam Brush around the globe this November, about six months later than expected.
The high-tech manual brush contains a sensor and Bluetooth radio to send your brushing stats to a smartphone app – including details on how long and how well you clean your teeth. The app includes a history of your brushing habits and lets you play music while you brush for the recommended two minutes.
Future versions may include information on which teeth you brush the most and which areas you need to focus on more.
If you’re interested, you can purchase the Beam Brush for US$34.99 (RM106.26) via its website. The Beam Brush works on both the Android and iPhone platforms, and users can choose between blue and pink for their brush. Adult and child replacement heads are available and cost US$3.99.
In other toothbrush innovations, researchers from Rice University in Texas are developing an intelligent toothbrush that can determine how long you brush your teeth, what type of brush stroke you use, and whether or not you’re doing an adequate job.
http://www.shop.beamtoothbrush.com – AFP/Relaxnews