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Brief Published: 10 Dec 2010

Networking Toddlers


Finnish design studio Passi Ripatti is bringing the digital age to toddlers.

The studio has created the IOBR, which is a classic shape-sorting toy with colourful blocks that represent activities such as sleeping and eating. The children then fit the blocks into the appropriate holes to indicate what they are doing. The toddler’s action is then transmitted, using the web service Iobridge, which lights up the corresponding IOBR in another location.

Still in the prototype stage, IOBR gives toddlers a digital voice. Passi Ripatti says the device has been very popular with family and friends.

Passi Ripatti