Logic PD Team Creates Smart Toothbrush to Guide Good Oral Hygiene

Logic PD ACME-thon Provides Forum for Innovation in Internet of Things Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS--()--Any parent will tell you, getting children to brush their teeth is hard, and evaluating how well they are brushing is even harder. But simply adding connectivity and data tracking capabilities isn’t a viable strategy for building an exceptional user experience. That’s why Logic PD’s team of engineers and designers came up with the ImpactBRUSH, designed to help parents evaluate their children’s brushing habits and coach them leveraging Internet of Things technology. The IoT solution was created during a competitive hackathon, the Logic PD ACME-thon, in late April to encourage and nurture innovation.

By combining the ImpactBRUSH’s connected base to any electric toothbrush or floss brush, the device can track metrics including length of time, the angles the toothbrush is used at, and how often it is used. After each brush, and IMPACTScore is assigned based on these metrics and is uploaded to a web portal. Using SeeControl, the team is able to chart historical brushing scores for each child so parents can see improvements in brushing over time.

“The ImpactBRUSH would allow parents to create a dialogue about brushing and have a positive impact on developing their children’s oral health habits,” says Scott Nelson, PhD, Logic PD’s chief technology officer and executive vice president. “Because oral health is so important to our overall health, this solution is especially meaningful.

“In a real world application, we would begin this process through our AdrenalineTM series,” adds Nelson. “We begin with a one-day user centric business modeling workshop and transition to a rapid prototype process and a pilot service. This allows us to test the solution with minimal start-up costs to validate the concept and get to market faster. The Adrenaline Series is an agile, iterative solution for navigating the IoT ecosystem with a quick, low risk, formalized development process that allows customers to assess needs, pilot and validate a solution with users to deliver ongoing value and participate in the subscription economy.”

About Logic PD
Logic PD (www.logicpd.com, www.logicpdinsights.com) collaborates with clients to help them launch products that accelerate their growth and capture value in the Internet of Things (IoT). Logic PD helps at any stage in the product lifecycle by being the complete product innovation and product realization company for connected devices in the world’s most demanding markets. From system integration expertise to embedded and connected device offerings, Logic PD helps its clients identify opportunities, reduce risk, and control costs to deliver innovative products to market faster. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices in Boston and San Diego.

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Catalyst Communications for Logic PD
Mary Ann McCauley, 952-292-8130
mam@catalystcomm.net

Brushing scores are charted using SeeControl for parents to assess their child's progress. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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Catalyst Communications for Logic PD
Mary Ann McCauley, 952-292-8130
mam@catalystcomm.net