TicKasa Kids it the world’s first kid-centric smart speaker with a virtual personal assistant. Kids can use anywhere. It presents an opportunity for interactive storytelling. Unlike many tablet apps or video games, its dynamic voice experiences get kid’s eyes off the screen and their imaginations soaring. TicKasa Kids tells stories in a natural way that encourages them to keep their eyes up and to interact with others. This is the first smart speaker coming to market aimed at kids. With that in mind, it is designed to be kid-proof: strong, safe and with smart parental controls.
Designed by: Jiaxuan Du and Yang Liu of Shanghai Mobvoi Information Technology Co., Ltd.
Nothing is more irritating than fumbling with car seat straps when you are in a hurry. Twisted straps and digging for buckles doesn’t need to be part of parents’ daily routine. The Car Seat Buckle Magnet Clips safely attach to any car seat and use a magnet to hold the buckles in place and out of the way until they are needed. Simply attach them with the childproof securing system and touch the buckle to the magnet—hassle gone.
Designed by: Simon Kang and Thomas Birkert of Munchkin, Inc.
Luka Baby is an AI reading robot designed for kids aged 2-8 in China. Luka Baby integrates advanced AI computer vision technology to accurately recognize the content of picture books. Users can turn the page as usual and Luka Baby will read to them like parents do, making reading happier and easier for kids. The up-to-date cloud database now contains over 30,000 picture books. Luka Baby is the perfect fusion of a toy and a learning robot that kids love.
Designed by: Ling Technology Inc.
The Asus VivoBaby is an innovative product that senses body temperature, heart rate, motion and position to provide information about a baby’s health and sleep quality. The device and the wireless charging dock connect with low-power Bluetooth. The device size meets choking hazard regulations and is composed of medical-grade plastic. It uses only two magnetic accessories for multiple user scenarios. With the magnetic accessory, the Asus VivoBaby can be attached to a diaper, collar or sleeve or clipped to any clothes. Using a belt accessory, it can sit around the baby’s hand, ankle or body, making it the most versatile baby monitor to date.
Designed by: Asus Design Center for ASUStek Computer Inc.
Makeblock Neurons is a programmable electronic building-block platform for STEM education and practice. It contains more than 30 kinds of blocks with different functions; every block can bind with the others to become a multifunctional smart electronics solution. With the intuitive flow-based Makeblock programming app, Makeblock Neurons enable makers of all programming levels to build a variety of innovative gadgets with ease, turning their unlimited ideas into reality.
Designed by: Jiye Shen, Shenghui Jia and Junyao Li of IU+ Design; and Yiyue Zheng and Pu Liu of Makeblock R&D Center for Makeblock Co., Ltd.
Nurture Smart Mobile is an easily cleaned, one-piece, articulated infant mobile—designed specifically for the hospital environment—that meets the multiple developmental needs of the infant and provides optimal accessibility and safety solutions for caregivers. The mobile provides a calming presence; soothing music; slow intriguing movement; and a gentle nightlight via a centralized control panel. The mobile can be pivoted quickly out of the way to provide urgent access to the infant.
Designed by: David J. FitzGerald for More Than Play, a division of PlayAbility Toys, LLC
Contact: David J. FitzGerald
mCookies can be used by companies as an easy-to-use prototyping solution; classrooms to bring ideas to life; and families to bring the joys of DIY creation to everyone. mCookie’s design is very different from the common DIY hardware products on the market. Where the predecessors are a jungle gym of wires and circuitry, mCookies simplify with pogo pins and magnetic connectors and boast a refreshing color scheme. No soldering or wiring means greatly increased safety, while pogo pins mean no compromise in reliable performance.
Designed by: Wang Zhenshan, Pan Kejia, Li Xi, Feng Bin and Hu Jian of Microduino Inc.
Contact: Xi Li
Yibu learning is a new platform that transforms screen time into a meaningful and physically active experience for children. Yibu includes five crafted, wooden toys embedded with sensing technology, which are connected to a character experiencing environmental challenges on the screen. Children who play the game learn about the world around them and feel empowered to make a positive difference.
Designed by: Rainer Wessler, Simone Rebaudengo, MingMin Wang, Paul Adams and Shirley Chen of frog
Contact: Nicola J. Smith
The Miracle 360˚ Cup is a sippy cup with a 360-degree drinking edge that automatically seals when a child stops drinking, eliminating messes. Drinking from anywhere around the rim—also makes it easier for a child to drink, and feel like a “big kid.” The Miracle 360˚ is dentist- and speech pathologist-recommended, as prolonged use of traditional sippy cups can lead to developmental issues with children’s mouths and teeth.
Designed by: Matt Saxton and Kevin Johnson of Munchkin, Inc.
Contact: Mark Tebbe
The Designed By Students Floating Locker Shelves help make the most of locker space by dividing the vertical area into multiple levels of storage. The design consists of four panels covered in a durable, dual color fabric, with sturdy construction that can withstand daily wear and tear. Fitting into most 12” lockers, the Floating Locker Shelves unfold and rest diagonally against the locker walls, creating five convenient compartments for lunch, books, shoes and more.
Designed by: aruliden; and Daniel Reilly, IDSA and Jeremy Hetherington, IDSA of Staples, Inc.
Contact: Daniel Reilly, IDSA