Kitten Planet, a spinoff of Samsung Electronics’ C-Lab incubator, is looking to shine in the children’s augmented reality space with the launch of a tech-infused toothbrush called Brush Monster.
The startup’s Kickstarter campaign will begin shipping the US$49 toothbrush this July. Aimed at children ages three to eight, Brush Monster projects an AR magic mirror (with ever-changing graphics like sparkles and monsters) onto kids’ faces. While kids are brushing, a coinciding iOS/Android app provides real-time analytics using 3D-motion sensors and timers. It will then provide data on whether kids are neglecting certain areas in their mouths.
A similar product called the Magik by Kolibree toothbrush launched at this year’s CES in Las Vegas. Like Brush Monster, Magik uses an AR iOS and Android app to have kids fight monsters while brushing. That toothbrush will retail for less than US$30 and is expected to be released in Q3 for kids ages six to 12.