Kanbar Selects

Selections of Capstone and Industry-Sponsored projects from
the Kanbar College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

Self-Sanitizing Toothbrush

Keegan McGovern, Lauren Pfister

Industrial Design

Keegan McGovern and Lauren Pfister’s project proposes an improvement to a common source of bacterial contamination: the toothbrush. The design allows users to sanitize their toothbrush with an integrated UV system, activated by a sliding sleeve that encloses the toothbrush’s bristles. A tripod base unfolds when the slide is activated to position the toothbrush for the desired draining of residual moisture.