Jan 052017
 January 5, 2017  Posted by  Business

Zoe Kleinman reports on yet another “smart” device. This one was developed because reportedly, there are lots of women concerned about hair breakage who will not only spend $200 on a hair brush, but will likely rush to buy products recommended to them on the basis of hair breakage analysis from this smart brush.

Now you can spit.

Kleinman explains:

Beauty giant L’Oreal has unveiled a smart hairbrush packed with sensors to help consumers improve their brushing technique.

The Hair Coach, which will retail at just under $200 (£160), contains a microphone, gyroscope and accelerometer among other sensors.

It also vibrates if you brush too hard.

The brush is one of a handful of new beauty gadgets that have been announced at this year’s CES tech show in Las Vegas.

The brush’s in-built microphone records the sounds of breaking hair. The firm says the other sensors are used to build up a profile of the way the owner looks after their hair.

The brush then shares the data via wi-fi or Bluetooth to an app.

The software uses the information to assess hair quality and monitor the effects of different routines – as well as recommending products.

Read more on BBC.

This is where I usually h/t Joe Cadillic for sending a link along, but I’m beginning to think Joe is plotting to get me to explode over all these potential surveillers of our lives. 

In related hair news, Joe writes:

According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, a new Illinois law will force hair stylists, barbers, cosmetologists, nail technicians etc., to report domestic violence by taking advantage of their trusted relationship between their clients.

  2 Responses to “Aw c’mon, where will this end?”

  1. Very funny, you make me laugh.

  2. Illinois turns hair stylists into snitches; tells them to spy on their customers and report to law enforcement:

    “No, you are not being read your Miranda rights, but that statement applies just about everywhere. Everything you say and do is subject to scrutiny…”


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