Social toothbrush: fostering family nudging around tooth brushing habits

  title={Social toothbrush: fostering family nudging around tooth brushing habits},
  author={Ana Karina Caraban and Maria Jos{\'e} Ferreira and R{\'u}ben Gouveia and Evangelos Karapanos},
  journal={Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers},
  • A. Caraban, Maria José Ferreira, E. Karapanos
  • Published 7 September 2015
  • Medicine
  • Adjunct Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers
The earlier in life an individual adopts healthy practices the more impact those practices have on the long term. In this paper we present Social Toothbrush, a hardware plugin for electric toothbrushes that aims to induce proper tooth brushing behaviors on young children and adults. Social Toothbrush does so by taking advantage of family communication and coordination practices to encourage healthy practices. We first describe the theoretical grounding of our design process, Social Translucence… 

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