Toctofono or Knockin Phone : Smart Neighborhood Collaboration System

Toctofono or Knockin Phone is one of Samsung Young Design Award 2011 submissions to answer the challenge of creating new electronics for new families. Knockin Phone is basically neighborhood collaboration system that provides solution to nowadays isolation of the people within their district. Based on the scenario, this system works like a phone, except that instead of dialing the numbers, we can choose our neighbor we’d like to call from the display panel and knocking on the wood to make the call. It also allows you to connect to other neighbors throughout collaboration and activities sharing such as vehicle sharing when shopping or going to common places, etc.

Designers : Andrea de Chirico, Giacomo Meiarini and Gian Marco Vitti

Toctofono or Knockin Phone Neighborhood Collaboration System

Toctofono or Knockin Phone Neighborhood Collaboration System


Knockin Phone is a technological device which aims to increase the relationships with other residents. It is equipped with a camera, multi-touch display, RFID chip and sensor to recognize your stuff and later remind you about your activity for that day, and pressure sensor on the wood to detect knocking action. This project is placed in the top 10 list inventions and being displayed at Triennale, design museum in Milan.

Toctofono or Knockin Phone Neighborhood Collaboration System

Toctofono or Knockin Phone Neighborhood Collaboration System

Toctofono or Knockin Phone Neighborhood Collaboration System

Toctofono or Knockin Phone Neighborhood Collaboration System

Toctofono or Knockin Phone Neighborhood Collaboration System

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