Brush DJ is a free smartphone app developed by dentist Ben Underwood that plays two-minute music from the user’s streaming device to make brushing teeth fun. It also has features wherein you can set reminders for brushing twice a day, flossing, and even a reminder on when to see a dentist, hygienist, and many more.
The idea started in the 90s when Ben was a dental student. He had a patient who wasn’t cleaning their teeth very well, so they tried different methods for motivation. Finally, they came up with the idea of listening to a song while brushing their teeth.
There is a huge problem for children who require general anaesthetic due to the removal of teeth due to decay. It’s a global problem affecting adults too.
When it comes to its user interface, he wanted to make it accessible. Ben drew the design personally using a ruler and a compass, creating a variety of mockups. The app was built for both Android and iOS devices.
Ben personally invested money into building the application, and he also had the opportunity to get a grant from NHS Innovation Accelerator Program and SBRI. In addition, they recently did some work with Health Innovation Manchester, where they built an e-learning package for non-dental health care professionals.
Brush DJ has reached approx. half a million downloads. The app also had the opportunity to reach about 270 countries and is extremely popular, with users leaving very positive reviews.
Ben mentioned that he wants to add more about behaviour change techniques. They want the app to have behavioural techniques. He also wants to improve the design and improve the app for the better.
Get to know more about Brush DJ Platform better by visiting their website at https://www.brushdj.com/
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