CES 2017: Kolibree, a US tech company dedicated to connected solutions in oral health, has launched Ara, the first toothbrush embedded with AI (artificial intelligence).
“Patented deep learning algorithms are embedded directly inside the toothbrush on a low-power processor,” explains Kolibree founder and CEO Thomas Serval. “Raw data from the sensors runs through the processor, enabling the system to learn your habits and refine accuracy the more it’s used.”
The beauty of Ara is that it knows precisely where in your mouth you are brushing, even when not connected to the app on a mobile device. Whether brushing on or or offline, brushing data (frequency, duration and brushed areas) is captured in the toothbrush and automatically synced via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE 4.0) when the app is open.
Developed for adults, Ara will be the subject of a large clinical study in spring 2017. Testing will take place in USA and Europe and aims to show how AI can change people’s daily behaviors and improve oral care.
Available at an introductory price of $129, pre-orders of $79 will be accepted at kolibree.com from now through to February 28, 2017.