Fitbit for your teeth: Kolibree’s electronic toothbrush for the 21st century
We’re quite used to seeing health-related tech at CES, but this is a first: the world’s first oral health tech product. Or, to be a bit more prosaic, a Bluetooth-equipped electronic toothbrush that gives you detailed feedback on your brush-related habits.
“How do you know how to improve your health if you have no data on it?” asked Kolibree’s VP of marketing, Renee Blodgett. “This is Fitbit for your teeth.”
While still in prototype phase, Kolibree already has a clear vision of how it works. You brush your teeth, the data is transferred to an app on your phone or tablet, and then you view your brushing habits on your computer, tablet or phone. With support for a number of users, you could add your whole family, including the kids.
The brush will monitor how long you spend brushing your teeth and also how well. Are you brushing each of the quadrants? Are you doing it the way dentists recommend?
Toothbrushes will go on sale in Q3 2014 with prices varying from $99 to $199. Although Kolibree says it will launch in the UK at the same time, no pricing has yet been set.