It isn’t always easy to get children to do the rather mundane ‘adult’ task of brushing their teeth twice every single day. So, turning it into a fun activity can surely be no bad thing; enter Playbrush.
Available from today in the EU, US and Canada at $51 (€49) apiece, Playbrush fits on the bottom of any toothbrush handle and pairs with a smartphone game to encourage kids to brush thoroughly and often. The gadget can also be shared amongst siblings as it’s easy to detach.
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The device includes motion sensors to detect whether little Janey has brushed in every corner and guides them through a healthy routine via a mobile game controlled by their brushing action.
Geared towards children aged between five and ten years, Playbrush ships with Utoothia, a game that takes players through 12 countries to collect magical teeth for the Tooth Fairy. In addition to actual brushing challenges, the title lets kids advance through levels with performance-based goals like brushing properly for two days in a row.
Of course, Playbrush isn’t the first smart brushing gadget out there — but it’s significantly cheaper than its rival Kolibree, which costs $150.