Video-enabled toothbrush offers a fresh look at your teeth
Regardless of how thorough your mouth-care regime is, it's not always possible to see just how well – or not – you've cleaned your teeth. ONVI's Prophix toothbrush, however, has a built-in video camera that lets you seen every last nook and cranny of your mouth, if that's what you really want.
ONVI claims the Prophix is the first-ever video toothbrush. It is aimed at allowing users to see the condition of their teeth and to better understand their oral health. In order to do this, it pairs with an accompanying iOS app via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. There's an Android version of the app in development.
The Prophix features an in-built camera capable of capturing 1080p video that allows users to watch a live feed of their brushing via the app and see if they are missing any spots. It's also able to capture 10-megapixel photos that can be saved via the app so as to track the condition of areas of interest in the mouth over time.
There are four interchangeable attachments provided with the Prophix, including a rotating brush-head and a prophy cup, which is used for contour cleaning around the tooth and under the gum line. There's also a mirror to help users view and capture hard-to-reach places, and a rubber tip for massaging gums and removing plaque and tartar.
In addition to allowing users to view and monitor their oral health, the app provides tips to help improve their mouth-care habits. The toothbrush itself is powered by a lithium-ion battery.
The Prophix is available for pre-order at a discounted price of US$299, with the eventual retail price to be set at $399. It is scheduled to ship in the first quarter of next year.