Industrial design agency Dynteq launched its first Kickstarter creation, Lummee, today on Kickstarter. Lummee is more than just a toy: it is a wake-up light, Bluetooth speaker, portable nightlight and sleep-trainer in one. The interactive and child-friendly companion comes in three colors, each with their own unique personality.
Lummee is an interactive playtime companion during the day and a comforting light during the night. It can play your child’s favorite songs through Bluetooth connection. When it’s bedtime, Lummee gently dims and shows your child it is time to sleep. During the night Lummee makes your child feel safe by providing a portable light in the dark. Tapping once will briefly light it up and tapping twice will switch on the night light. Set up the alarm in advance and Lummee will wake up your child the next morning by using ambient lighting. More important, the sleep trainer not only shows when to get out but the rising sun-visual tells your child to stay in bed just a little longer. Making those early morning ‘back to bed’ discussions a thing of the past!
Lummee is available in blue, pink and green. Each color comes with its own uniquely designed personality. “Lummee really had to be a child’s best friend, a playful companion, so we put a lot of time in developing a unique set of emotions and responses for each individual character” creative director Christiaan Haverslag explains. “What makes Lummee stand out is its technical core including an accelerometer, which allows it to respond to touch and motion in a unique way. This gives each character a set of over ten different emotions (made up from a combination of interaction, light, sound and unique facial expression).”
Lummee is already tested by the best audience possible: “During the test phase, we put up different prototypes in a children’s playroom without using a script. You can come up with about anything from behind your desk, but you will get the best feedback in practice.” says product designer Michel Hesselink. “It was a fun and intensive process to find the optimal size, we had to create different foam and 3-D printed models until we had the right size.” Made out of child-friendly materials without any sharp edges or loose parts, it will also be a very safe friend.
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