Barcelona, Spain – Sooner than later your electric toothbrush may be introducing an alternative option for improving your current dental routine – all without having to take a trip to the dentist’s office. Thanks to artificial intelligence, Oral B is introducing their new AI powered electric toothbrush named the Genius X. Debuting at Mobile World Congress 2019, the Genius X showcased its tech abilities to the public, aiming to provide a new way for consumers to manage their dental care at home.

“The mouth is the gateway to health and a toothbrush touches it twice a day.” Oral B stated.

Trained with thousands of brushing behaviors, the Genius X can instantly identify your unique brushing style. From there it can track where you generally brush the most and highlight areas you’re missing. The AI powered toothbrush comes with its own app to visually display all of the data it collects and provide personal feedback to walk consumers through the brushing process.

Designed with research from dentists, ultimately, the Genius X aims to one day share your dental condition with your healthcare provider by monitoring the times the toothbrush is being used. With an understanding of when and how you brush your teeth, the data can be used to help shape conversations around your dental care.

Why This Matters – 

We’re living in a world of connected devices where nearly every item in our household can communicate with each other and now our healthcare providers. Oral B is bringing that connectivity to your electric toothbrush through their AI powered Genius X. While a toothbrush with AI isn’t necessarily a new concept, it does further reinforce a need for at home health options as technological advancements continues to fuel consumer expectations for healthcare.

Telehealth is taking over the healthcare industry by providing new, digital alternatives to the way consumers manage their care. No matter how you define innovation, companies are starting to provide new tech alternatives that can provide a level of self-service care at home. The Genius X is a further step in the process, indicating a trend we may start to see more in the years to come.

About the Author:

Khye Tucker is an Innovation Strategist in Columbus, OH. With a passion for writing and a background in communications, Khye strives to bring brand stories to life through a fresh perspective, innovative thinking and creative storytelling.