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Susan Fourtané
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Re: A toothbrush that talks to your phone :D
Susan Fourtané   4/3/2014 3:35:19 AM
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Hailey, 

This means something similar has already been tested and it worked well. :) All the companies making products for kids and teens might want to explore the IoT closely. 

-Susan 

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
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Re: How big is big
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/1/2014 5:39:02 PM
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@Jennifer, adoption rates will be one telling element. The other will be the development and availability of design short cuts. These products demand a diverse set of knowledge to develop and without the proper expertise product introductions will be much slower.

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/1/2014 5:37:56 PM
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@Jennifer, only time will tell. At the same time, it's fun to watch the predications. At EE Live today, during one panel, Cisco said Internet of Things a $17 TRILLION market opportunity. Again, an astonishing figure.

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Re: A new ecosystem
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/1/2014 5:35:58 PM
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@Jennifer and Susan, this is totally off topic but i had a golden retriever named Arden and he wsa totally mesmerized by the Jetsons theme song. He would run from another room if he heard it and sit in front of the television. Mabye we need to do an electronic doggie toothbrush that plays the Jetsons theme song. :) How's that for bringing it all around to the original topic!

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Re: A toothbrush that talks to your phone :D
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   4/1/2014 5:34:18 PM
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@Susan, the novelty didn't wear off... especially because they were on the littler side (seven or eight). At that age, repetition is everything. For older kids, though, having a bunch of different songs would be cool since tastes start to change quickly.

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Jennifer Baljko   4/1/2014 12:21:31 PM
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@Hailey - I've heard several different numbers predicting the number of connected devices in the next few decades. As with all predictions in young markets, it's hard to say what's reasonable, lofty or conservative. I think it all hinges on the speed of end-user adoption, and not just in the US, Europe or Japan. While these tech-mature geographies will probably be the first to adopt smart city, smart home, wearables and connected bathroom ideas, I think we're going to see lots of individual and community  problem-solving M2M or IoT concepts come out emerging and developing markets. I think we'll see in these places how mobile technology, IoT and machine-to-machine communication can help with things like rural development, remote health monitoring or social outreach.... assuming of course the telecom operators can lay these last miles of fiber-optics and get these inland regions hooked to the internet.

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Susan Fourtané   4/1/2014 6:19:28 AM
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Jennifer, 

The Jetsons! :D How to forget. I believe as a general rule the ones who are involved in technology, in one way or another, today have always been sort of addicted to sci-fi shows, movies, and cartoons.

-Susan

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Re: A toothbrush that talks to your phone :D
Susan Fourtané   4/1/2014 4:29:16 AM
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jbond, 

I was asking Hailey if kids would get bored of listening over and over to the same two songs after a few days. How did it work with your kids? 

-Susan 

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Susan Fourtané   4/1/2014 4:22:28 AM
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Hailey, 

Thanks for the link. (singing toothbrush)This is what a call a useful marketing campaign. Two two-minute songs seems to be quite good.

Maybe after a couple of days of listening to the same over and over they get bored and don't play the songs any more? But you said it activates when they press on the teeth, right? 

Yes, I agree there is a room for improving this. Maybe it also depends on how successful the singing toothbrush was? I would like to have one with classical music. :D 

-Susan

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Re: A toothbrush that talks to your phone :D
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   3/28/2014 7:49:22 PM
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@Jennifer, that bathroom of the future is way better than the sticky notes, radio, and magazines that litter my bathroom counter. Sign me up!

 

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