Beam Brush

By Aditi Pai 04:04 pm April 28, 2016
Louisville, Kentucky-based Beam Technologies has launched SmartPremiums, its dental insurance plan, in California. Beam first launched a few years ago with a connected toothbrush offering, called Beam Brush, but has since expanded into offering large and small employer dental health insurance plans. “When Alex Curry, Dan Dykes, and I started beam, we were a hardware team that had an idea to build...
By Aditi Pai 08:44 am August 11, 2014
Louisville, Kentucky-based smart toothbrush maker Beam Technologies raised $5 million in a round led by Drive Capital for its manual smartphone connected toothbrush. This brings the company's total announced funding to date to $5.5 million. "We've been working hard to transform the mundane two minutes people spend brushing their teeth to create a highly engaging user experience -- so much so that...
By Aditi Pai 10:08 am February 21, 2014
Dental hygiene company Oral-B announced its Bluetooth-connected electric toothbrush line, SmartSeries, which will be available in Germany this spring and in the United States in June. The Oral-B companion app will be available in iOS in May, and in Android in August. Oral-B will also add connectivity to some of its other electric toothbrushes. SmartSeries will offer users six different brushing...
By Jonah Comstock 12:55 pm October 16, 2013
The Beam Brush app. After reducing its FDA 510(k)-cleared smart toothbrush from $49.99 down to $24.99, Beam Technologies is offering a new version of its product, via pre-orders, for $19.99. The Beam Brush Bug, which the company informed customers about today in an email, is a small adhesive accelerometer they can attach to any toothbrush or flossing device. The sensor will connect to an app,...
By Neil Versel 10:44 am July 11, 2013
Beam Technologies, maker of the Beam Brush smartphone app-enabled toothbrush, has halved the retail price of its signature product in an attempt to boost sales. The Louisville, Ky.-based startup announced the news Wednesday in an e-mail to potential customers. Correction: The original version of this article inaccurately attributed the price change to slow sales. Beam Brush says its sales to date...
By Neil Versel 03:00 am January 8, 2013
The Beam Brush, touted as the first toothbrush connected to a mobile app, officially hit the market on Monday, with consumer and professional offerings as well as a gamification aspect. Beam Technologies, of Louisville, Ky., is selling the manual brush with embedded brushing sensor and Bluetooth radio, for $49.99. A free companion app for Android or Apple iOS tracks brushing habits, including...
By Brian Dolan 09:29 am October 29, 2012
Last week digital health incubator Rock Health announced its fourth class of startups, which will be the first to go through the program with the increased $100,000 in funding. Rock Health also announced last week that Kaiser Permanente, the largest integrated healthcare system in the US, has joined as a partner to the program and will help advise Rock's startups alongside its other partners,...
By Neil Versel 04:51 am July 2, 2012
The Beam Brush, a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush from Louisville, Ky.-based startup Beam Technologies, and a companion app have received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on June 21 cleared the product for sale as a Class I medical device on and the company announced the clearance Friday. Technically a manual toothbrush, the Beam Brush likely will go on sale this fall...
By Brian Dolan 02:32 pm February 15, 2012
According to a report over at GigaOm, one-year-old startup, Beam Technologies, plans to commercially launch a Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush and companion app next month. Beam's connected toothbrush leverages a sensor and Bluetooth to send brushing data to its companion smartphone app. The company sees an opportunity to build out a number of features and services based on the toothbrush tracking...