Toothbrushes for kids
An overwhelming amount of toothbrushes especially designed for kids are
commercially available. The most significant difference between a child
toothbrush and an adult toothbrush is that the toothbrush aimed for children
has a shorter handle, a smaller brush head and softer brush straws. The
toothbrushes come in many shapes and colors in an attempt to motivate
children to brush.
for kids from Oral-B
The Braun Oral-B Kids Power Toothbrush is an electrical toothbrush aimed
for children. Toothbrushes in bright colors with pictures of cartoon characters
are believed to make brushing more fun. Similarly to our iBrush, the Kids
Power Toothbrush plays music. The child is rewarded with music after every
minute of brushing. The goal is to make brushing a fun activity for children
and to encourage children to brush their teeth longer.
Oral-B Kids Power Toothbrush
One computer – one appliance
Is the iBrush a toothbrush or is it a computer? The answer is obvious,
- it’s a toothbrush! But inside the toothbrush there is a microprocessor
hidden. Though, the microprocessor is integrated in the toothbrush in
such a way that it becomes invisible to the user, and its outputs become
a natural exaggeration of the user’s everyday toothbrush usage.
Buxton writes about his wishes for a new generation of computer aided
artifacts far diverged from the design of today’s computers. He
argues for appliance and divergence in the design of computational media
where every artifact has an obvious and natural purpose. We believe that
Buxton would like our iBrush!
is More (More or Less): Uncommon Sense and the Design of Computers
Seamless integration of technology
The term Ubiquitous Computing was invented by Mark Weiser at PARC.
Ubiquitous Computing means seamless integration of computers into the
world. In this way the user is able to perform computer aided tasks without
having to think of them as computer aided tasks. Thus, the task itself
gains more focus and the computational power seamlessly augment or aid
the user performing it.
Computer for the 21st Century