Japanese apples analyze bite marks for free dental care

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We’ve seen how teeth-embedded sensors can help dentists gather data on their patient’s eating and cleaning habits, and now Japan-based farming collective Matsumoto Apple Association have developed a less drastic way of receiving dental advice — all patients have to do is eat an apple. The Dentapple has a QR code sticker that links to an associated app. Users take four bites of the apple, take pictures of the bite marks, upload them to the app, then answer a short questionnaire about their gums. Within 24 hours users will receive free dental health care advice. Available for JPY 200, or…

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