We are raising funds to develop a brand new concept concerning Kids teaching, care and entertainment. ( from birth to 6 years old )
Recent progresses in brain science showed that when educational content is provided early, in child’s development course, the efficiency is multiplied.
This teaching cannot be passive, but given in an interactive way, with a companion the baby or the Kid likes and trusts.
Meaning that this companion is able to observe, analyze, react and adapt to kid's behavior , answers , gestures, mood and degree of concentration , and become kid's closest friend and mentor.
KIDCO ITEC is an acronym for Kid Companion for Interactive Teaching, Entertainment & Care - Not definitive name - Is designed for and able to draw kid's attraction and improve their skills, at very early stages in :
- Logic and math,
- Native language
- Foreign languages,
- reading and writing
- various other knowledge.
KIDCO ITEC is the kid's companion, mentor, teacher , playmate and safeguard . It is able to communicate in natural language , play and interact with the kid, as well as with real objects and toys (passive or connected toys and objects) in the area.
As a safeguard, it observes the kid's behavior and environment and is able to detect and prevent from various dangerous situations and react or alarm ( face/mood recognition & detection, swallow detection, dangerous objects manipulation, etc.). It also stores data, video and detects kid's rhythms, meaning it is capable of predicting kid's needs ( food time, sleeping, etc.. )
As a Play mate , it can propose or play with a wide range of games, using it's integrated display (on the belly and/or video projector) and interactive features (touch screen or finger driven and movements interaction) enabling KIDCO ITEC to interact with real objects, toys and connected devices of any kind.
As a teacher , which is its main purpose, KIDCO ITEC is active day and night using its teaching capacity in all contexts and adapted to all contexts, for instance in a cube play or drawings, it will challenge Kid's logic or drawing accuracy, when it speaks, it will introduce new concepts or words in native or foreign language, ask him to repeat, joke with the kid, display letters, words, ask him to reproduce a sound or letter or word and play with and arrange them, when it tells a story it can precise some geographical, historical or scientific points and details, the child will memorize in the course of the story or game, it also cares about kid's concentration and mind state, to choose when and what to teach to the kid. It stores kid's questions , reactions, and is able to detect kid's preferences and forms of curiosity ...
As a Mentor, Kid will follow advices and instructions from his closest friend....
Interaction with kid is based on 4 channels :
1 - KIDCO ITEC is designed as a kid companion, humanoid shape, as a robot, 30 inches maximum size - in its most complete version - with an animated face :eyes and eyebrows ( not a screen), this is essential to capture kid's attention and friendship , - the final design will be close , but not identic, to Eve (Wall e ' s girlfriend) with integrated interactive capacities: 3D view (including some night vision capacity), recognize faces & objects, appreciate distances, listen, understand, speak, mood analysis, concentration analysis, movement analysis, tell stories, play music, display... or discuss in an interactive way - adapting to kid's reactions or adapting the story (and in such case the characters and background it may synthetize and display), pause, answer a question, lower its voice come back or insist on a specific point, detect when kid fall asleep, etc. - The analytic and intelligent part, being processed remotely, in the "cloud".
2- Environment analysis and control : with adapted extensions, KIDCO ITEC is capable of switching the bedroom lights, command or interact with objects and toys, challenge the kid (for instance compete with him in a video game or with toys ), control heating, etc...
3 - KIDCO ITEC front body (belly) is slightly curved may include a display and a tactile surface . In such case, the display covers a large surface, the surface is flexible and tactile (like rubber), kid can press, interact and play with and even Tickle KIDCO.
4 - A video projector , with movements analysis
Video projection on the floor, on a wall, on a ceiling, on objects etc. allow a wide range of interactivity and content.
Video projection, is coupled with cameras - detecting movements and recording (2D or 3D) - to play with the kid, create synthesis images and games, Educational auto-adapting and contextual content, as well as to understand kid's movements, choices, reactions, mood, identify solid objects, and toys, or other persons/players, point the objects with a ligh beam, scan them, reproduce their shape in 3D, create an itinerary on the floor, show where or how to move them, it also analyses and reacts to kid's gestures and movements... to interact with the kid.
It is safely designed to prevent any eye illumination.
Night time, the various KIDCO ITEC skills are used to help the kid to fall asleep, for sleep care and for Night surveillance and evening interactive teaching.
KIDCO ITEC integrates various other sensors and communication capabilities, and designed in a modular way, meaning that new physical and interaction capacities can be added.
KIDCO ITEC can be delivered with capacity to move, as an extension . In such case, it will remain in kid's area, and play, talk, with him , teach him, following him or just stay in the area as a safeguard to prevent any problem .
All Smart Phone, Tablet, and computer interaction, analytic data and programming, for parents, are included
This project has multiple extensions and applications, we cannot describe all here , for home kid's surveillance and teaching, health surveillance, hospitals, as well as kindergarden, and to provide a significant help in the third world and disadvantaged countries.
KIDCO ITEC is protected by patent (pending) and copyrights
Why we need help : This project is at an early stage, with great potential and represents a Milestone in Kid's early education, mind structuration and development as well as in kid's care.
This is a first round of financing - 12500 $ - will allow us to develop a first generation prototype to present to public and investors :
- Set up the company
- Finalize shape & Internal design,
- Video presentations
- 3D design
- 3D print ,
- Electronic design
- Electronic integration
- Demo apps.
All Additional funds collected will enable us to develop additional software, Teaching content and launch production.
The estimated retail basic price is estimated between $350 and $380.
Hope we described our project clerly and ready to answer any question ...