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It sounds incredibly clever and helpful, as well as a bit like technology in overdrive.
If technology has taught us anything, it's that there's no realm of everyday life that it won't intrude upon. No, we're not talking about a Matrix-style situation — but the latest product to be infused with artificial intelligence might get you wondering if absolutely everything needs a tech upgrade.
When it comes to the humble toothbrush, you could be forgiven for thinking that electric versions were about as advanced as things were going to get (or that anyone needs, to be honest). Enter an AI-infused instrument for keeping your chompers clean. It's the first of its kind, and it sounds incredibly clever and helpful, as well as a bit like technology in overdrive.
The Ara, a product made by oral care company Kolibree and launched at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show, features 3D motion sensors, an accelerometer, a gyroscope and a magnetometer that all collect data about how you're brushing — and how you can do better. Like everything, there's app attached that collates the relevant information, including details of the date and time you attended to your dental hygiene, the duration, and the zones brushed. Expected to be available from March 2017 at a cost of US $129, The toothbrush will also capture data when it isn't connected to the app.
With the Ara designed to help improve their oral health, users also receive a weekly update telling you "how well you've brushed over the last seven days," which I'm sure everyone will look forward to. To be honest, we shouldn't be all that surprised. If smart hair brushes can help you keep your locks in tip-top condition, of course a toothbrush was going to come along that did the dental version of the same thing.
Published on January 08, 2017 by Sarah Ward