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All but one of the TechFaster team has at least one dog. Heck, a few of us have more than two. That said, we are always on the lookout for cool and interesting dog-based technologies. We just came across a pretty interesting new crowdfunding campaign that falls right in line with this, Zumby:


The Zumby is a pretty interesting device. Essentially, the it is a sort-of dog toothbrush. Sure, there are a lot of different products out there that are marketed as dog toothbrushes, but the Zumby departs from these very quickly. Rather than using ridges or a strange materiel to clean a dogs’ mouth,the device uses micro-current technology to kill harmful bacteria:

Zumby uses micro-current technology that has been safely used in humans to accelerate bone growth for nearly a century, including oral bone growth. It’s similar to the electrical stimulation used by a TENS unit to rehab a muscle injury or treat TMJ, except the electrical stimulation is much lower and is not detectable.

In lab testing at Case Western Reserve University our technology has been shown to kill 70%-99% of the oral bacteria tested…Technically speaking, the electrical stimulation finds the bacteria in your dog’s mouth and destroys the bacteria’s cell wall. The electrical stimulation is activated when your dog plays with Zumby.[/note]Zumby Indiegogo Campaign[/note]

Zumby cross sectionYou can pre-order the Zumby for $50 on the Indiegogo Campaign. Here is a good look at the device, and the technology behind it: