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CES 2014: Internet-connected toothbrush unveiled

New Delhi: French-based startup Kolibree claimed to have unveiled the world's first Internet-connected toothbrush at the Consumer Electronics Show. According to its co-founder Loic Cessot, “The device aims "to reinvent oral care.""The idea is not
India TV News Desk January 06, 2014 12:55 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: French-based startup Kolibree claimed to have unveiled the world's first Internet-connected toothbrush at the Consumer Electronics Show. According to its co-founder Loic Cessot, “The device aims "to reinvent oral care."

"The idea is not to brush stronger, but smarter."

The Kolibree toothbrush includes a sensor which detects how much tartar is being removed in a brushing. The device also records brushing activity in order to maintain a consistent cleaning each time.

The device conveys the information wirelessly to a smartphone app. The app will a huge boon to small children.

"When you use a normal toothbrush you never really know what you've cleaned. It might be 40 per cent. And the only person who really knows is the dentist."

But the app can now tell if the cleaning action was performed to a good level or not.

The self-funded startup created by Cessot and former Microsoft and Google executive Thomas Serval plans to release the toothbrush worldwide in the third quarter, getting a boost from a crowdsourcing effort.

Orders will be available initially through Kickstarter from $99 to $200, depending on the model and will include a free mobile app.