Automatic toothbrush robot
to keep your teeth
fresh n’ clean
Professor Hiroyuki Ishii of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Waseda University and Genics Co., Ltd. developed a fully-automatic, mouthpiece-type toothbrush. To keep your teeth healthy and shiny, all you would have to do is put the toothbrush in your mouth and let it do the work, without you having to make the brushing motion.
Professor Ishii hopes that this toothbrush will promote better oral and dental health among its users as well as ease the responsibilities of caregivers who care for the elderly or those with disabilities. He and Genics will proceed with on-site demonstration tests and improve on the product to make it more user-friendly for test marketing planned within the 2019 fiscal year.
Further, Genics is a company that was established as a result of Gen Sakaeda the CEO & founder of Genics who was a graduate student at Waseda at the time, enrolling in the WASEDA-EDGE Global Talent Development Program. It is possible to say that this collaborative research is the result of robotics research and entrepreneurship education at Waseda bearing fruit.
The results of this research will be announced at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) held in the United States from January 8 to 11, 2019.