Smart Hairbrush is created to measure the quality of user’s hair, the effects of different hair care routines and provide personalized advice. The hairbrush captures the sound waves of the hair to identify its texture, including frizziness, dryness and split ends. Powered by Withings, the simple act of brushing generates the data collection process. The sensors of Smart Hairbrush provide these collected data to its compatible mobile App, which also take external factors like humidity, temperature, UV and wind into account.
- A microphone that listens to the sound of hair brushing to identify patterns, providing insights into manageability, frizziness, dryness, split ends and breakage.
- 3-axis load cells that measure the force applied to the hair and the scalp when brushing.
- An accelerometer and a gyroscope which help further analyze brushing patterns and count brush strokes, with haptic feedback signaling if brushing is too vigorous.
- Conductivity sensors to determine if the brush is being used on dry or wet hair in order to provide an accurate hair measurement.