There is a new weapon in the fight against an oral health problem that impacts 80 Million people across the U.S.
Two companies, Breathometer and Philips are partnering up to develop a device that can measure a person’s breath and give them tips on how to improve their oral health. The breathalyzer for bad breath will be called Mint.
The First Breathalyzer for Bad Breath System
After pulling off a successful fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, we then saw Breathometer’s founder, Charles Michael Tim, on the ABC reality show Shark Tank pitching a compact, smartphone-connected breathalyzer that could let people know if they had too many drinks. Now Breathometer wants to take that breathalyzer concept one step further by developing a full bad breath analysis system.
Breathometer says breath analysis, in general, can offer other health insights regarding lung health, asthma, metabolic rates, diabetes and others.
High Demand in an Untapped Territory
“What leaves breath analysis as an open arena — a huge untapped market opportunity — is that its science has been proven, unlike Theranos,” Yim told TechCrunch. “However, it’s never been properly brought to a consumer market in a user-friendly form factor, connected device experience and so that’s really the opportunity that Breathometer offers.”
Pre-orders are available for Mint for $100. Shipments are expected to start at the end of September.
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