Two-way voice messaging wearable

Kid-friendly communication

Okio, a startup incubated on Highway 1, contacted us to collaborate in the development of a wearable that connects parents and children in a simple, reliable and unobtrusive way.

  • Year
    2016
  • Services
    Service Design
    Product Design
  • Design Team
    I.D. Cristobal Papendieck
    I.D. Santiago Lopez
    I.D. Maximiliano Zunino
  • Markets
    Global

Panel 1

Concept

Young children have no direct channel to communicate with their parents while they are away at school/activities. Parents surveyed would welcome the ability to exchange voice messages with their kids at any time during the day in a way that is unintrusive, safe and direct (without requiring intermediaries).

Panel 2

Product

Okio One is a wearable that links parents and children through a voice messaging system, using mobile data networks. The system is simple, intuitive and seeks to prevent the introduction of cell phone in small kids.

Cell phones generate addiction habits to screens, distort the attention and interposes in the typical activities that promote normal development of children.

The system is composed of a main module and a series of accessories that allows OKIO ONE to be adapted to different needs and tastes of the kids. The simplicity of its interface favors a targeted use, while also optimizes battery life for several days.

Panel 3