Apr 4, 2014

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Grush: The Gaming Toothbrush Announced For Kids

Grush: The Gaming Toothbrush Announced For Kids


Most parents know how difficult it can be to get a kid to some of the most essential things: clean their rooms, eat those yucky veggies, and brush their teeth for the recommended amount of time. I know myself that if it’s possible to make any of those tasks into a video game, that my kids would likely never complain about having to do them. While we still have to wait for someone to make a game based on cleaning rooms or eating veggies, one company is hoping to help parents in the battle of dental hygiene.

Grush, Inc. has launched a crowdfunding campaign for their video game toothbrush. Yes, you read that right. It’s a toothbrush that doubles as a video game to keep kids interested in brushing their teeth. Using a toothbrush that doubles as a motion sensing game wand and Grush Games via your mobile device, the Grush Brush detects the movement used when brushing teeth and transmits it to the Grush Games app. The app serves two purposes: enjoyable games that guide kids through the process of brushing every area of their mouth and sending the data from each brushing to parents so they can keep track of their kids’ brushing.

Co-founder Ethan Daniel Schur comments:

“We always had trouble getting our kids to brush their teeth. We created Grush to change the dynamic from push to pull, with kids actively seeking to improve their brushing scores. Grush is going to
help kids around the world learn healthy brushing habits for life, and it’s going to be a big stress reliever for parents.”

I will admit that I find the concept to be interesting and I hope to see this become a big deal. If you are interested in learning more, please be sure to visit their Indiegogo page for more details. You can also back this project on the page as well. Currently, they have just over $10,000 raised out of a $50,000 goal with 45 days to go.

[Source: Grush, Inc.]