Froglab, Yibu

Teaching platform for children to learn about their environment.

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Project Yibu

release DATE 2015

MATURITY LEVEL concept

DEVELOPED BY Frod Design

With the world becoming more digitized, Frog is using sensors as tools to play with invisible data that surrounds us every day. Yibu allows children to count, control and measure these interactions with the environment around them. While most games and learning applications are done through screens, Yubi pushes children to physically interact with their environment by turning it into a story to explore.

references: Frog

Teaching platform for children to learn about their environment.

experiential setup

Wind sensor

Anenometer

temperature

Gyroscope

smartphone

Lighing sensor

Sound sensor

experience epics

Yibu turns the home into an adventure playground where kids can be active and have fun in a safe environment.

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5 sensors to play with

Yubi is comprised of five blocks, each interacting with a different element – wind, sound, direction, temperature and light. There are five crafted, wooden toys, embedded with sensing technology, that are connected to a character experiencing environmental challenges on the screen.

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An application to support physical interactions

All interactions are represented through a polar bear on an iceberg – allowing children to understand the impact of temperature, wind, speed, light, direction and sound variations.

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Wind

The first sensor is wind. A small propeller captures the wind speed and makes the bear drift on its iceberg.

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Sound

The second pod, Pullman Power Fitness, is a bold interpretation of tomorrow’s urban mobility as it allows users to exercise while traveling. It is accompanied by a sports coach and provides customized audio and lighting.

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Direction

The third sensor, direction, is equipped with a gyroscope. Depending on the orientation, the bear will be unbalanced on its iceberg.

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Temperature

In order to address and understand temperature variations, the 4th sensor interacts with the ambient temperature. If it is too hot or too cold, the bear will tell the child to change the environment.

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Light

The last sensor is luminosity and it interacts with external light variations. It can also accompany the child during sleep and when waking up.

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