20th June 2016Category : TechnologiesPublished by :Karthik Manohar Pillai Reading Time : 4 Minute News Sourced : Mumbai, India
The first and the foremost daily chore that we carry out after we wake up - Brushing the teeth. Keeping the mouth free from cavities and germs. Standing in front of the wash basin, we take a minute to scan ourselves, tidy the messy hair and reach out for the toothbrush and toothpaste. As you approach, suddenly you realize this white shiny gadget right at the place where you brush used to fit. But what's this! Out of curiosity, you find out that it's a toothbrush and start brushing. Suddenly your mobile whirs. As you check your mobile you see a live streaming video of your teeth. You are awestruck and are about to pass out.
Yes, here we are exploiting IoT, an acronym for Internet of Things that's about to enter your mouth. We brush with limited visibility unaware of which part of the teeth is being brushed hunting down tiny granules of detritus or plaque. However, Onvi has changed this daily process of brushing the teeth with their new smart toothbrush named Prophix. As unique its name so is its functionality. Prophix has an add-on feature of filming the part of the teeth you are brushing. After the cutting edge technology of the electric toothbrush which brushes your teeth automatically, Onvi aims to improve your brushing efficiency by integrating the video directly on your mobile phone. Which means you can see clearly which part you are brushing.
Well, the video is not a 240p video, however, it is a 1080 HD recording, backed up to provide live streaming as you brush. What makes this smart brush stand out of the competition is its interchangeable attachments - a brush, a prophy cup, a rubber picking tip, a tiny mirror that helps to remove the effluence. This smart brush can also take still images with its 10 MP camera and you can send the images to your dentist for any skepticism regarding your teeth.
The ability to capture your brushing technique and providing a macro view will not come free. Regardless of the fact that Prophix does the same thing with my traditional brushing system ( A pair of my 576 MP eyes and a basic bathroom mirror) Talking about the point of sale, Prophix smart toothbrush comes for a whopping 400$. It seems gimmicky as it involves the built-in camera and an added application to integrate into your phone as the prophy cup and rubber picking tip can still be used for cleansing the teeth. Well in the Indian market, it amounts to 28,000 INR. Whoof! 28K for the smart toothbrush. People will rather spend extravagantly on fixing their broken teeth and their maintaining it for a lifetime. And if you are wealthy enough to lavishly spend your money that you've earned working assiduously, then you better know how to brush your teeth without following any instructions.
Hey, but don't you doubt when people love your smile and honestly say that your smile is the best asset!
Share your thoughts on whether Prophix smart toothbrush is a unique way or highly ridiculous to brush your teeth. Let us know in the comments section.