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Friday, September 23, 2005

Interactive Toothbrush

What can be a simpler technology than the humble toothbrush? In truth, in the last few years, the toothbrush has gone high tech, with an assortment of bristles and electric pulse movements.

UK designer Tom Bentley has added a new wrinkle to children's toothbrushes (add your own English dental joke here). His design is interactive, telling children whether they're brushing correctly (i.e. adding too much or not enough pressure) and when they've finished. The brush also interacts via RF with a crocodile toy that lets the child know when it's time to brush.

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