Your toothbrush plays music

Children dislike teeth brushing . Even adults may find it troublesome. So Kyocera, Lion and Sony have developed children's toothbrushe "Possi" where the musics are played when brushing teeth.

 The concept is to change the teeth brushing that children dislike to a pleasant time. It has a Kyocera's small-sized piezoelectric ceramic element that converts an electrical signal into vibration sound in the head. And the main body has a digital drive amplifier, so that when the brush touches the teeth, vibration is transmitted from the head of the toothbrush to the teeth and the music is reproduced. The music plays only while the head touches the teeth, so children can only enjoy it while brushing their teeth. If your children have own favorite music, you can also connect smartphones with this via an audio cable and brush their teeth with favorite music. The brush parts are replaceable, and the set includes three replacement brushes.
There are three types of color variations: pop(Blue and Red), aqua(Blue and White), and pure(White), the size is 40mm x 46mm x 153mm, the weight is about 60g, and it works with two AAA alkaline batteries. They are currently funding development funds at Sony's crowd-funding platform First Flight. You can buy it there for 17,500 yen (tax included).

via https://first-flight.sony.com/pj/possi


AI looks for your clothes

Instagram has become a place to meet new fashions and styles beyond the simple social networking services. But what if your favorite Instagramers show their nice clothes but don't write where they bought them? If you want to adopt their style, it is hard to find the same clothes on your own. Therefore, Metaps-One has released an application miel that AI searches for similar items from various EC sites and suggest them based on the images of Instaglammers and photos taken by you.

If you like the suggested items, you can buy them right from within the application. Usage is simple. When you find nice coordinates or fashion items in social networking services or magazines, upload these images to the application. Then, AI searches images across various EC sites to find items similar to your favorites.
Machine learning is used for this image search. The core technologies are Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN) and Vector Representations, and the application uses CNN to determine the types of items and delete backgrounds. Also, the application uses Vector Representations to mathematically show the relationship between items that are difficult to explain in language, referring to the axes that are suitable for fashion, such as item colors, patterns, sleeve lengths, and collar types. It is used for machine learning while expressing in space.
Metaps-One says that the strength of this application is an EC function that allows users to search for images and immediately purchase items. Currently, they are recruiting partners from EC sites that provide data feeds of items to applications.
The application download is free(iOS/Android).

via https://metaps-one.com/news/miel-release

Automatic toothpick dispenser with sensor

Popular Japanese restaurants have free toothpicks on their tabletops as a service, and anyone can take them. However, you may feel uneasy about them in terms of hygiene. Therefore, DAITOKU, who normally develop industrial LED light and security cameras, has applied those technologies to toothpick dispensers.

Tsumayoji-Kenjo, which they have developed, has a sensor and just by holding your hand over it, one toothpick comes out automatically(Sensor detection distance is about 10cm).

In addition, it has an ultraviolet light in the inner toothpick storage part, and always sterilizes and maintains hygiene.
The set has its own toothpicks for refilling, but of course you can also put commercially available toothpicks into it. They developed this for use by restaurants, but the price is 3,780 yen (tax included), so ordinary people can buy it, too. The size is 106mm x 77mm x 92mm and works with four AAA batteries.

via http://glanshield.com/yoji/