Grush: The Gaming Toothbrush for Kids

Grush transforms the brushing chore into a fun and interactive game. Motion sensing brush and mobile games guide kids' brushing and lets parents track results.
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Thanks to your amazing help, Grush has achieved our funding goals! Our heartfelt thanks to all of our funders who helped us to make Grush a reality for parents and kids around the world. We are setting up a system to continue orders at http://www.grushgamer.com Please find us there to follow up on the latest developments! 


Thank you! 

The Grush Team 


             
      

                         Grush Brush, Grush Mobile Game, and Grush Cloud 

The technology includes: 


                                               Grush Cloud Services


                                  

                                                        Grush Game I: Monster Chase

                                         Chase and brush away baddies hiding in the teeth

                        

                                                     Grush Game II: Toothy Orchestra

                                       Transform the Grush Brush into a conductors wand  

                                

                                                           Grush Game III: Brush-a-pet

                          Help raise Gavin Giraffe by brushing over the course of a year 


                                   

                                                                      Parental Dashboard



Interactive Gamification: 

Grush Apps are interactive games and apps that receive motion data from the Grush Brush and integrate it with a simulated image of teeth or any game theme. The games are designed to guide children to brush properly according to the American Dental Association’s child brushing recommendations. The child can battle monsters, fly spaceships, or ride a pony, all while being instructed in the ideal brush position and duration of brushing. 


Peace of Mind: 

The Grush Cloud stores statistical brushing data for parental tracking / monitoring. The Parental Dashboard App is used to track kids' brushing over time and reward them accordingly. 

We are the Grush team.   Grush, Inc. is San Francisco based start-up dedicated to improve the oral health of children through innovative technology. Grush, Inc. is a member of Wearable World, a highly selective accelerator for wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, located in San Francisco.


Entrepreneur & inventor, father of two sons, Charles and David.  He has over 20 years of extensive experience in engineering and management in high tech companies.  He invented and successfully developed many innovative products.   He was the lead engineer in development of the first LCOS TV in the world at Philips. He has more than 30 issued/disclosed inventions and 30 published papers. 

Dr. Yong-Jing Wang, Founder

Futurist and father. Ethan has over ten years of technical marketing experience in the gaming industry. He is a pioneer in developing technology standards for stereoscopic 3D to the home.  He is a reknown speaker, moderator, and panelist at dozens of conferences. He was an IFJ Accredited Journalist with published papers and books.

Ethan Daniel Schur, Co-Founder

"This is exactly what kids need to keep them motivated to follow home care recommendations. I am very excited about what this means for the future dental health of my young patients."



-Dr. Purva Merchant, Pediatric Dentist BDS, MSD, Fellow, ABPD ‐ American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Grush Adviser 

                 

                                 

                                  

We have been working on Grush for 8 months and have already developed the Grush prototype hardware and alpha Grush Games.   We have proved that our motion sensing technology can detect brushing movements precisely. We have partnered with a world class mobile gaming studio, Threadbare Games to develop compelling Grush games to be available at launch.

Grush won the First Prize award at the TEEC Cup / North America Chinese Startup and Talent Summit out of 500 companies nationwide in Jan 2014 Grush presented to an audience of over 1000 people at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The judges were from major VCs in the US and China. The responses from the judges and audience were overwhelmingly enthusiastic.  This not only gave us good exposure to the investment community but also gave us a first hand market response for our product.

This technology was invented and is developed in the USA. A patent covering the technology has been filed in the US and internationally. 

Though the idea is innovative, the components are based on matured technology.   This means the technology risk is well controlled.  We have more than 30 years experience in managing complex manufacturing projects. While all projects entail risk, we have done everything possible to mitigate any potential risk to a very low level.

                    Grush Awarded First Prize 

If you are a parent who has ever had a problem getting your kids to brush, please help spread our message by forwarding our link, video, and this Indiegogo page. This will help us in our marketing efforts and get us closer to our goal.

   

Please back our project. Your support will be used to make Grush a reality. The funds will be used to develop the hardware Grush brush, the software games for Android / iOS and the on-line Grush Cloud infrastructure.                                              

If you are a dentist and interested in cooperation, please Contact us                             

The standard package includes:

  • 1 Grush brush (Runs on AAA batteries included)
  • 1 Universal Cellphone holder for the bathroom mirror 
  • 1 Replacement brush head
  • 1 Comic book style instruction guide for kids
  • 2 Grush games downloadable from our website, Google Play ™ or iOS App Store
  • A parental monitoring dashboard app to track your children's brushing habits directly from your mobile device.
  • A lifetime subscription of Grush Cloud where your Kids' brushing data is stored for you and optionally for your dentist.   



Q: My Son is 3 1/2 years old.  Can he use Grush?

A: Yes.  The ADA  (America Dental Association)  Suggests children start to brush their teeth once their first set of teeth grow in. http://www.ada.org/2844.aspx

Q: Is Grush safe for Kids?

A:  Yes!  Grush has no loose parts.  The brush is fully sealed and water-proof.   We only use high quality and child-safe materials.  Remember, we are fathers of young boys.  

Q: Do you have a Grush for my girl?

A: How can we forget girls?!  Yes, we  have a Grush for girls. Please specify age and gender when you back us. 

Q: Is the Brush head replaceable?

A:  Yes.  Our package includes 1 Grush brush and one replacement brush head.

Q: What mobile phone operating systems does Grush support?

A: Grush supports both Android and iOS. You will be able to download games from both the Apple App Store and Google Play™

Q:  Do I need to buy a smartphone for my kid to use Grush?

A:  That's not our intention.  You can place your smart phone in our well designed and universal cell phone mount.  Some kids use their parent’s phone anyway now.  Even better,  You can reuse a retired smartphone from your drawer.  

Q:  Is Grush a motorized tooth brush?

A:  No. To train children with proper brushing technique and to develop life long brushing habits, Grush is a SMART manual brush.  

Q:  Do you have Grush for different age groups?

A:  We have two different models of Grush for age groups 3-5  and 6 and up.  We also have games designed especially for these age groups. 

Q: How long should Kids play Grush?

A:  Dentist suggested  Children brush for 2 minutes,  twice a day. hashtag #2min2x Same for Grush. We do find some kids tend to brush teeth longer just because of our games.  We set the maximum brushing time at 5 minutes.

Q: Can Grush be hacked to play games instead of brushing teeth?

A: We have a brush movement pattern detecting mechanism to make sure your kids are brushing while they play.  If your kids can even hack this, enjoy your time with the next Steve Jobs. :)    

Q: What is the warranty?

A: We will provide a one year warranty from the date we ship your Grush. 

Q: What games can I get?

A: The basic package includes two standard games.  The selection of games will grow quickly.  You can access games from our website, Google Play™ and the Apple store.   

Q: What's your shipping cost?

A:  US shipment is included in the cost.  For international shipping, please add $25 to your order

Q: Is the picture shown in video exactly same as the one we are going to receive?

A: No, the picture is only for prototype.  We will have a much better looking product with your help.  With your backing, we will design different industrial designs and send them to you for voting. The winning designs will be used for the different age groups and genders.                                     

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  • $69USD
    First Grusher on the Block

    You will receive 1 Grush Brush along with 2 replacement brushing heads for your kids, grand-kids, or loved one. You will get lifetime subscription to the Grush Cloud and 2 Grush Games. *Please specify age and gender **Please add $25 for international shipping

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $115USD
    Loving Parents Package

    You will receive the family Grush kit. This kit comes with 2 Grush Brushes, and 4 replacement brushing heads, for your kids, grand-kids, or loved ones. The Parental monitoring mobile app will track both children's brushing as they compete head-to-head. *Please specify age and gender **Please add $25 for international shipping

    21 claimed
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  • $360USD
    Grush Developer

    For developers: Receive one Grush developer kit consisting of a Grush Brush, with two replaceable brush heads, the Grush SDK, documentation, sample apps, and debugging tools. *Please specify age and gender **Please add $25 for international shipping

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  • $500USD
    Retail Package

    10 individually packaged "First Grusher on the Block" perks, ideal for Retail. *Please specify age and gender **Please add $75 for international shipping

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  • $1,000USD
    Golden-Toothed Angel

    Do you care about helping kids around the world improve their dental habits? Say it loud and proud! You will receive the Family Grush Kit, with personalized engravings on each Brush get producer credits on a Grush game, and be featured permanently in our "Grush Cares" hall of fame. *Please specify age and gender

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  • $4,500USD
    Large retail bundle

    100 individually packaged "First Grusher on the Block" perks, Your Logo and name show on the Grush. Ideal for Retail. We will invite you to our internal design review meeting and listen your opinion on the design under NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement). *Please specify age and gender **Please add $150 for international shipping

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  • $10,000USD
    Platinum-Tusked Hero

    Dinner with Grush Co-founders at a fancy San Francisco restaurant. We will invite you to our internal design review meeting and listen your opinion on the design under NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement). Your name will be featured on the first-run packaging as part of our design team. Be featured permanently in our "Grush Cares" hall of fame. Four personalized engraved Grush brushes. *Please specify age and gender

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