Oral B, one of the world's great brands in oral care, have come up with what we think is a first with an app-enabled toothbrush that can help you identify any dental hygiene issues that may be hiding in your mouth. Dentists say we should brush for 2 minutes at a time, when in reality the average is said to be more like 45 seconds. This new smart toothbrush will not only time how long you are brushing but will also tell you if you’re using the correct force for the right amount time and equally in all the zones of your mouth.
The toothbrush hooks up to an app and using a video recognition algorithm and your smartphone's camera, it can identify the brush's face and merge the camera with brush data to calculate the position of your teeth and divide it into zones. It’s being launched at the Mobile World Congress, one of the industry's largest showcases for personal technology. Pretty interesting breakthrough and one wonders how long it will take to become fully commercial.