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Pakistani Kid Develops App To Track Oral Health, Gets Invited To Silicon Valley

Developing a brushing habit among children can be a hectic task, but thanks to 10-year-old Yasir Salman, it’s a lot easier now. Young developer Yasir Salman has developed a mobile app that keeps track of a child’s brushing habits.

Yasir has come up with artificial intelligence (AI) based solution to make the parents’ job easier. He has developed an application named ‘The Cavity Crusher‘ which comes with a toothpaste/brush stand. The application and the stand can be connected via Bluetooth and this keeps track of how many times and for how many minutes a child used the toothpaste.

An AI-based monitor will assess the time spent to determine the child’s oral health habits, the application will then send a message to the parents informing them accordingly. The device will also tell if the toothpaste was used and if it was, then how much of it.

“Our solution is to create a long sustaining habit for children like me who develop early learning and bad brushing behaviour, hence comes the cavity crusher,” Yasir told the Express Tribune.

The young developer has been invited to present his product to experts at Silicon Valley. His dea has been chosen by the American-based Curiosity Machine’s AI Family Challenge and Yasir is among the six children selected to present their ideas from all over the world.

Yasir is a sixth grader at Foundation Public School, a Hafiz-e-Quran, and a resident of Gulistan-e-Jauhar.


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