IoT vs The Toothbrush
We’ve talked about how IoT is transforming healthcare with new technologies entering the domain making the old ways obsolete, launching a new era of superior, cost-effective and more efficient medical devices. No everyday object is left behind as IoT continue to simplify our daily lives.
We’ve looked at how IoT is tackling bruxism, and now IoT is targeting the good ol’ toothbrush.
The new Kolibree Ara smart toothbrush is no ordinary brush; it’s AI-enabled.
How The AI Toothbrush Works
Marketed as “the 1st toothbrush with artificial intelligence”, The Kolibree Ara toothbrush employs an array of 3D motion sensors, including gyroscopes, accelerometers, and a magnetometer, to monitor your brushing habits. The device tracks the parts of your mouth that are being cleaned and those that are not. This data is sent to the Kolibree app on your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0.
It doesn’t matter if you’re offline or can’t connect the brush with your phone, the Ara toothbrush collects and stores all data, which includes time duration and areas cleaned. Based on this data, the app tells you which areas in your mouth that need more care. You also receive a weekly report of the analyzed data by email. This information can, in turn, help us understand dental hygiene and treat diseases.
Build Your Own With HWTrek Experts
For Creators seeking to build a device similar to the Kolibree Ara, we have a range of expertise and resources on HWTrek that can assist you in going from concept to market deployment.
The Ara is an electrical toothbrush. For expertise on this type of device, we highly recommend Silan. They are a developer and manufacturer of a range of products, including LED display, industrial equipment, home appliances, and consumer electronics. With more than 15 years experience, Solan offers the expertise required to build electric toothbrushes. To learn more, get in touch with their representative on HWTrek.
3D motion sensors
The Ara smart toothbrush is packed with accelerometers, gyroscopes and a magnetometer, which obtain data on your brushing habits. mCube is a leader on the Internet of Moving Things, with specialist expertise on these types of sensors. Get in touch with mCube on HWTrek to learn more.
To transmit the data collected from the 3D motion sensors, the Ara device connects with your smartphone via Bluetooth 4.0. HWTrek Experts offer their services through Solutions, and Shenzhen Shengrun Technology is a leader in Bluetooth technology with their BLE 4.0/4.1/4.2 Solution. Shoot them a message to find out more.