Bluereo has launched a Kickstarter campaign to develop its G150 toothbrush, which is designed to be easy to use for vulnerable users such as young children, the elderly, those with physical disabilities, and post-surgical patients who find traditional toothbrushes difficult to use. An electric toothbrush, the G150 features gentle vibration and water suctioning.
“The idea of developing an electric toothbrush with suction feature started when I volunteered at a facility for people with disabilities. It was not an easy job for a caretaker to brush their teeth due to their inability to spit out the liquid inside the mouth,” said Seungmin Lee, chief executive officer of Bluereo.
“The G150 answers the need to help all individuals, no matter their accessibility level, maintain their ever-important oral hygiene and dental care,” said Lee.
The G150 is an upgrade of Bluereo’s G100, which was the first electric toothbrush with suction technology, and the G100, which featured soft vibration. Bluereo’s toothbrushes also improve upon manual brushes that require repetitive, physically strenuous motions and upon other electric toothbrushes that can be rough on the gums, the company says.
Bluereo designed the G150 after receiving feedback from global customers and institutions in response to the G100. Featuring a smooth, small brush head with a one-hand, slip-resistant design, the G150 operates with three gentle and easy to control vibration stages and three small suction holes to remove excess water and waste through an attached container, the company says.
The G150 is perfect for children who may swallow water and toothpaste or for the elderly with disabilities or serious dementia, wounded veterans, and postsurgical patients, Bluereo says. It also features enhanced LED lighting to illuminate the oral cavity, convenient and easy charging, and a filer designed for easy removal and cleaning, the company says.
Backers who pledge to the Kickstarter campaign can save up to 50% on their G150 toothbrush, which retails for $349.
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