When a prototype for the world’s first smart hairbrush launched in 2017, it seemed like a new era of tech-driven, diagnostic grooming was dawning. The hairbrush is still in development, but it promises to become a battery-fuelled detangler using an inbuilt microphone to collect data about split ends and frizziness, conductivity sensors to assess how dry hair is, and technology to measure brushing force. Health and beauty devices designed to diagnose without human intervention is an evolving area, but we are looking forward to integrating the first wearable UV sensor, an app-supported toothbrush by Dentii, posture trackers and smart scales into our lives.

Toothbrush, By Dentii

Toothbrush by Dentii

An app-supported, dentist-designed toothbrush that tracks brushing habits, as well as teeth and gum health. From £80, by Dentii.

Smart scale, by Fitbit

Smart scale, by Fitbit

Fitbit’s update of its ‘Aria’ smart scale offers an app-controlled way to track weight, body fat, BMI and lean mass. $130, by Fitbit.

UV sensor, by Fuseproject, for La Roche-Posay

UV sensor, by Fuseproject, for La Roche-Posay

The first battery-free wearable UV sensor is a tiny monitor that talks to a smartphone. Launching 2019, by Fuseproject, for La Roche-Posay.

Posture tracker, by Prana

Posture tracker, by Prana

Prana’s posture tracker, which is still in development, attaches to a waistband and assists the correction of breathing and posture in real time.

Hairbrush, by Nokia Health

Hairbrush, by Nokia Health

This smart hairbrush, launches by Withings, now in the hands of Nokia Health and still in development, monitors hair health.

As originally featured in the June 2018 issue of Wallpaper* (W*231)