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Zumby: A teeth-cleaning dog toy

We've all heard the phrase "dog breath." Dogs don't brush their teeth like humans do, and sometimes their breath gets pretty stinky. But now, a Cleveland-based company hopes to change that with a new toy, called "Zumby." Paul Ruflin of Animal Oralectrics and Kelly Gentile, as well as their dog, Hippo, stopped by WKYC to explain.

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Everykey's wristband that replaces keys and passwords takes first place at ProtoTech pitch competition

Chris Wentz threw keys behind his back and used fire to light up a piece of paper Tuesday evening at Magnet's first pitch competition for hardware startups. Two hours later he walked away with $12,000 in funding to help launch Everykey, an electronic wristband designed to replace keys and passwords.

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Local company creates high-tech dog toys that clean teeth

Keeping your canine's chompers clean can be real struggle, but a Cleveland company has a high-tech solution. It looks like a normal chew toy, but there's a secret hidden inside. "The device is motion activated, so all your dog has to do it play with it," said Paul Ruflin, with Animal Oralectrics. When the toy is in your dog's mouth, the Zumby, developed in Cleveland, is on the attack. "Treats the dog with a microcurrent technology that actually kills the bacteria," added Ruflin. Animal Oralelectrics, LLC says Zumby kills up to 90 percent of harmful bacteria when your dog plays with it several times a week for 10-20 minutes.

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XPRIZE Announces Finalists For $2.25 Million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competition, today announced the 11 finalist teams selected for the $2.25M Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a competition to develop breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring.

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New Medical Device For Dogs Fights Oral Bacteria While He Plays; Crowdfunding Launches Today

A Cleveland-based biotech startup has invented a new medical device that fights oral bacteria linked to bad breath and gum disease in dogs – a health problem that affects 80% of our canine friends by the age of three. The device, called Zumby™, is disguised as a dog toy and uses a very small, safe and undetectable amount of electrical stimulation, known as micro-current technology, to eliminate harmful oral bacteria. In lab testing at Case Western Reserve University, micro-current technology eliminated 70-99% of harmful oral bacteria.

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Nikola laterally moving pedal

Nikola is the brain child of Nick Stevovich from Rocky River, Ohio. Stevovich took his background in speed skating and applied that to the bicycle pedal and has developed a laterally moving pedal that he developed in an effort to increase power and speed.

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