Students from Wright State University have developed an automatic toothbrush for those who have limited mobility.
The project, an “Unassisted Oral Cleaning Device,” is a toothbrush connected to two motors, according to the Fairborn Daily Herald. One motor rotates the toothbrush to the left, the other turns it 90 degrees to clean the front and sides of the user’s teeth.
“The idea came from Padgitt’s mother’s best friend, who is a caregiver for a child with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a disorder that immobilizes joints. Eventually, the students hope to give the completed device to the child,” the article states.
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