Transforming Toothbrushes into Gaming Controllers
What do we do?
Playbrush helps children with their daily oral hygiene by gamifying toothbrushing. We are developing a unique smart hardware gadget that transforms any conventional, manual toothbrush into a gaming controller – so children and young-at-hearts can play fun & interactive mobile games whilst brushing their teeth.
How can we conquer the world?
Often neglected, tooth decay and gum disease are among the most common health problems worldwide – both among children and adults. Playbrush strives to solve this problem for everyone, by offering a fun, instructional and convenient solution globally, starting with the youngest members of our society.
Founded in August 2014, Playbrush has been international from its creation. The company is located in London and Vienna and the product has been tested in Ireland, Germany, USA, Cuba, Nigeria, Austria and the United Kingdom. We also undertook a successful Kickstarter campaign with backers from all over the world.
Who is helping us?
We are grateful to work with a fabulous core team and great advisors from various areas, including healthcare, gaming, software and hardware development and distribution. In addition, we are supported by University College London, the Eastman Dental Hospital and various renowned dentists from all over Europe. We greatly appreciate working with Lucanus and Oliver from Speedinvest and, of course, with Hansi.
Why are we revolutionising toothbrushing?
Being bad brushers ourselves, we are not only solving one of our lifetime problems, but Paul was also inspired by his godchild Kiwi. Like most children, Kiwi is not particularly keen on brushing and therefore he was not brushing for long enough, regularly or accurately. This all leads to frightening and painful dentist appointments, repetitive arguments with his parents and large dental treatment costs.
Kiwi is not alone, in the United Kingdom tooth decay is the single-most frequent reason for children between the ages of five and nine to be admitted to hospital. It is therefore time to change the future of oral health.
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