You could be brushing your hair all wrong — at least according to L’Oreal’s new smart hairbrush.
Called the Kératase Hair Coach, the brush uses an array of sensors and an app to “coach” users into brushing their hair more efficiently.
The Wi-Fi enabled hairbrush is powered by Withings, and connects to your phone so you can track data it collects. The battery-powered brush is equipped with five sensors: an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a conductivity sensor, load cells and a microphone.
The accelerometer and gyroscope detect motion (which direction you are brushing your hair); the conductivity sensor tracks whether your hair is wet or has product in it; and the load cells detect how forcefully you brush. Of course, none of those things will actually tell you about your hair itself, which is where the microphone comes in. Read more…