The National Academy of Sciences speaks out! –
Brush Up wins award at Institute of Medicine's 2015 Global Forum
On April 24, 2015, Brush Up was recognized by the National Academy of Sciences as one of the top two innovators at the Institute of Medicine's Global Forum on Innovation in Health!
Over 25 groups competed for the Leading Innovator award within the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's (SSH) Serious Games & Virtual Environments Arcade & Showcase. Brush Up was one of the two products chosen for recognition.
The award was presented by Duke University's director of medical simulation, Dr. Jeffrey Taekman.
Hygienists speak out! –
Response at the 2014 meeting of American Dental Hygienist Association (Las Vegas)
"It really enforces what they need to do and how."
"It's a genius idea. I am so excited for my son to use it."
"It will be awesome!
Parents speak out! –
Response from beta test families
“She was so excited every night when she got to play”
“This game has made a lot of difference in the way my daughter brushes her teeth. She was so excited every night when she got to play [Brush Up] – a few times she reminded me in the morning that she needed to play the game that night. It lengthened the time she takes to brush her teeth, and this morning I heard her singing the song as she was brushing her teeth.”
“The game made learning how to brush fun”
“Overall, I feel a game like this would have a very positive impact on kids in an area that is somewhat difficult for parents to teach. I always wanted to help my children in this way, but I don't think I EVER learned the correct way as a child, but I WAS expected to teach my children. We go to the dentist every 6 months, but the game made learning how to brush fun.”
“Reminded us that he had to do his toothbrush game”
“Corbyn loved the game. He learned how to start the game by himself after a couple of days. he was singing the song while he brushed and he would randomly want to play the game. Reminded us that he had to do his toothbrush game. I think it would be a great game for kids to play.”
“He brushes longer and has better brush positioning”
“Chase has shown improvement in his brushing habits, in that he brushes longer and has better brush positioning, incorporating ‘sweeping motions.’ He sang along each time – catchy tune!”
“The game was great – he was engaged in the game the entire time”
“The game was great – he was engaged in the game the entire time and seemed to grasp the brushing techniques. He sometimes started horsing around because it was fun for him. Music is catchy and will stay with him.”
“He brushed longer without complaining”
“After the study, [he] actually enjoyed brushing his teeth. We definitely noticed that he brushed longer without complaining.”