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A smart toothbrush to maintain good oral health for the elderly


Physical or cognitive limitations of the elderly make it difficult for them to maintain good oral hygiene. Electric toothbrushes or larger handles make brushing and flossing easier for the elderly.


Smart toothbrushes are becoming increasingly popular as consumers seek more convenient and effective ways to maintain good oral health. The trend toward connected devices and the rise of the personal healthcare market have contributed to the growing popularity of smart toothbrushes, and the popularity of smart toothbrushes is continually evolving.


There are several types of electric toothbrushes available, including:

  1. Sonic toothbrushes: These toothbrushes use high-speed vibrations to remove plaque and food particles from teeth.

  2. Rotary toothbrushes: These toothbrushes use a rotating brush head to clean teeth and massage gums.

  3. Counter-oscillation toothbrushes: These toothbrushes have a brush head that oscillates back and forth and rotates in the opposite direction of the main brush head.

  4. Ultrasonic toothbrushes: These toothbrushes use high-frequency vibrations to remove plaque and food particles from teeth.

  5. Cordless toothbrushes: These toothbrushes are battery-operated and can be used anywhere without being connected to a power source.

  6. Rechargeable toothbrushes: These toothbrushes use a rechargeable battery and can be charged when not in use.

  7. Smart toothbrushes: These toothbrushes connect to a smartphone app and provide real-time brushing guidance, tracking, and feedback.

Smart toothbrushes connect to a smartphone app and can follow and track the brushing movement in real-time. These toothbrushes typically have sensors built-in that detect the movement and position of the brush head in the mouth. The app provides real-time feedback, guidance, and tracking of the brushing process to ensure proper technique and coverage.


Electric toothbrushes can have several sensors built-in, including:

  • Pressure sensors: These sensors detect the amount of pressure applied to the teeth and gums and provide feedback to the user to avoid brushing too hard.

  • Position sensors: These sensors track the movement and position of the brush head in the mouth and guide where to brush and for how long.

  • Accelerometers: These sensors detect the speed, direction, and intensity of the brushing movement and provide feedback on the effectiveness of the brushing.

  • Temperature sensors: These sensors detect the temperature of the brush head and water and provide feedback to the user to ensure a comfortable brushing experience.

  • Brush head replacement sensors: These sensors alert the user when it is time to replace the brush head for optimal cleaning performance.

  • Light sensors: These sensors detect the amount of light in the room and adjust the brightness of the brush's display accordingly.

These sensors can be combined to provide a comprehensive and personalized brushing experience and help ensure proper brushing technique and coverage.


The Aceso Smart Toothbrush, with its application, can provide several benefits to the elderly. The real-time feedback and guidance provided by the app can help the elderly maintain proper brushing techniques, which can result in improved oral hygiene. At the same time, it can be used anywhere without being connected to a power source and can be easily paired with a smartphone for real-time feedback and tracking.


The tracking and analysis features of the Aceso Smart Toothbrush app can provide valuable insights into the brushing habits of the elderly, allowing for earlier detection and treatment of potential dental issues. In a possible later development stage, gamification can increase motivation and engagement in brushing, encouraging the elderly to brush regularly and thoroughly.


The large, easy-to-read displays and intuitive controls of Aceso toothbrushes can make brushing easier and more accessible for elderly individuals with limited dexterity or vision.

It can help the elderly maintain good oral health, increase their motivation to brush regularly and provide convenience and accessibility.


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About Aceso ACESO is a patient-centric solution for smart and sustainable healthcare, employing a co-creative approach to realize integrated health and oral-care platform in which intelligent devices use data analytics for adaptable health and well-being. ACESO will monitor parameters related to physical health (blood pressure, glucose, heart rate, oxygen saturation, etc.), activity, sleep, and oral hygiene in an integrative manner which will provide primary users with personalized and adaptive feedback extracted by the underlying artificial intelligence engine. A patient-centric approach that actively involves users in maintaining their health will bring clear benefits for the elderly and caregivers. Aceso is funded by AAL. More about Aceso... About AAL AAL- Ageing Well in the Digital World - is a funding program that aims to create a better quality of life for older people and to strengthen industrial opportunities in the field of healthy aging technology and innovation. More about AAL. Contact: www.aal-aceso.eu/contact

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