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Patent Pick: L'Oréal's Voice-activated Skin Care Device

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A recent patent from L'Oréal inventors describes a voice-cued skin treatment device.

The invention comprises a device, an audible instruction unit with a memory to store various audio files for voice cues, and a processor electrically coupled with said memory. The unit receives the voice cue to operate the treatment device.

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Potential instructions may range from a sensitive cleanse treatment, deep cleanse treatment, pore cleanse treatment, normal cleanse treatment and eye area massage treatment, to a facial massage treatment, makeup application treatment, skin rejuvenation or skin stimulation treatment.

Further details are outlined in the full patent disclosure:

Voice-cue based motorized skin treatment system
Publication Date: Feb. 18, 2021
Assignee: L'Oréal

Patent accessed on March 11, 2021.