Last night a team of entrepreneurial parents who invented an interactive digital toothbrush were crowned America’s Greatest Makers, in the season 1 finale of the tech reality TV challenge, produced by Emmy®-winning producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice) and aired on TBS.
Team Grush’s winning idea was born out of their own personal frustrations to “end the battle in the bathroom,” over brushing. The invention transforms teeth brushing into a fun virtual game for children with the goal of preventing tooth decay, the most chronic disease among children aged 6 to 11 years old.
For those inspired by the efforts of Team Grush, Intel and Burnett confirmed a second series of America’s Greatest Makers would air in the United States in 2017. Interested designers, engineers, inventors and makers can apply now through midnight on Aug. 19, 2016 by visiting AmericasGreatestMakers.com
Grush beat out 23 other teams with inventions in areas as diverse as healthcare, sports and fashion and all built on Intel technology. Team Grush is made up of Boston-based working mom and pediatric dentist, Dr. Anubha Sacheti, San Francisco-based maker dad and entrepreneur Ethan Schur and inventor and father of two, Yongjing Wang.