CES 2017: Smart brush can measure hair dryness, damage, breakage

By Adam Balkin, NY1,
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 04, 2017, 6:12 PM EST

There are lots of smart health products — smart scales, smart watches, smart thermometers.

Now, it's the smart hair brush. Adam Balkin checked it out at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The smart hairbrush was developed in corporation with Kerastase, a hair care company.

"You brush your hair and it has several sensors such as a microphone," said exhibitor Lucie Broto of Withings.

"We analyze the perimeter your hair has. Basically we measure hair dryness, critical damage, breakage and hair tangling," she said. "Based on the reading, we understand when you're brushing them, that you're damaging them too much for example. It all synchronizes automatically on Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to the application, and based on your score we give you personalized tips and recommendations."

Could it prevent you from losing hair?

"For now, it only works on hair that goes to the shoulders, so I'm sorry, it could not work for you for now," Broto joked with Balkin.