The descriptor “smart” is fast becoming as overused as “artisanal” and “bespoke.” Now, there is even a “smart hair brush.” That’s right! You can use technology to brush those tangles right out of your hair.
Nokia-owned Withings, L’Oreal’s innovation lab and Kerastase, a high-end L’Oreal hair product brand, have come up with a Wi-Fi-enabled, Bluetooth-equipped hair utensil called the “Hair Coach” that can collect data about your hair brushing habits. The goal is to provide an assessment of your hair’s state and give insight in how to have the best mane evah!
So what makes this brush a step above your already tony Mason Pearson? According to The Verge, the battery-operated device is loaded with “a microphone, so it can hear your hair-brushing patterns; an accelerometer and a gyroscope, commodity sensors that are supposed to analyze your brush strokes and patterns; load cells, otherwise known as transducers or sensors, that measure the pressure you’re applying to your hair; and conductivity sensors that are supposed to know whether you’re brushing dry or wet hair.” In addition, it is made of nylon and boar bristles, comes with an app to alert you about what type of hair you have and offers solutions on how to best address your tresses.
And last but certainly not least, is the price, which is a cut above the rest. At $200 you might as well just hire someone to brush your hair for you.
Those eager to get their hands on one need only to wait till mid-2017. [The Verge]