Kinoo® presents a new way for families to connect virtually, available for the 2021 holidays
Kinoo Uses AR and Wireless Wand to Turn Family Video Conversations into Interactive Play and Learning Experiences
SAN FRANCISCO, November 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – KinooÂ®, a brand new video communication system that uses augmented reality and collaborative activities developed by experts to connect family members remotely to play and learn, has launched a first edition pack for 2021 holiday sales, available order now on Kinoo.com. Offering a significant evolution from ordinary video chat, Kinoo’s patented technology, accessible via an app and a patented control wand, allows remote users to feel in the same room as they play collaboratively in shared activities , learn and grow together. Hailed for its ability to involve grandparents more meaningfully in the lives of distant grandchildren, Kinoo is a revolutionary tool for fostering child development while nurturing valuable relationships with older loved ones. Whether it’s a joint adventure in space, exploring a haunted house, reading a story, or baking cookies together virtually, Kinoo turns video chats into memorable moments of immersive play. Kinoo channels curiosity and learning for children and inspires fun, carefree and caring moments for adults; experiences that contribute immensely to a child’s development and to the determination of an adult.
Accessible on iPhone or iPad from 2017, running iOS 13 or later (Android to come), the Kinoo app also features adorable animated characters that come to life in activities and play. Their cheerful antics keep the kids going. engaged, and the helpful tips and advice they offer allow adults to âcoachâ as needed and connect more meaningfully with young children. In addition, Kinoo offers the portable Kinoo Controller â¢ (KC) wand, which enhances the experience with the magic of movement. This wireless, rechargeable, motion-sensing wand harnesses interpretive motion, transforming on-screen into any tool needed for a Kinoo activity or game. Using their own KC, kids can cast their line while fishing, whip cookie dough with Grandma, hammer to create a sculpture, and more. While not required for play, this optional add-on elevates the interactive experience by encouraging the imagination through physical play.
The company behind the Kinoo system was co-founded by Jim marggraff, creator of the transformational and award-winning LeapPadÂ® learning system, Mark Schlictling and Barbara chase, award-winning authors and researchers on children’s interactive play and game design, as well as technology experts and entrepreneurs David stiehr and Jonathon Nostrant. While Kinoo was in development before the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting cultural shifts and evolving family needs have further reinforced its relevance.
“After periods of isolation, not only do we as a society have a new appreciation for social interaction, but we have also become more aware of the critical role that technology can play in vital human relationships,” he said. declared Jim marggraff, co-founder and CEO of Kinoo. âThe Kinoo app and the KC wand are creating new ways for children to learn and bond with distant loved ones through new and engaging play patterns. Grandparents can play their games more frequently and more easily. vital role in the development of the family and parents can feel the support of a larger, more integrated family. With Kinoo, the family has come much closer. “
Kinoo has won multiple innovation awards, including the 2021 AARP Innovation Labs Grand Pitch Finale, and has raised $ 13 million in funding with investments from Learn Capital, Galaxy Interactive, Rotary start-up investors and a large roster. angel investors, including life and business. strategist, Tony robbins.
âThere is nothing more precious in our life than human connection, and while we can now connect with anyone with the push of a button, the main social and emotional aspects of connection are easily lost through a screen, âRobbins said. âA big part of who we are comes from the relationships we build from an early age, which is why Kinoo’s mission goes beyond connecting children with loved ones through video chat. She nurtures these. valuable relationships while stimulating social and emotional growth which is crucial for a child’s development. Thanks to the love, memories and skills acquired through Kinoo, my investment in this business is an investment in the future of our children.
Kinoo is available for purchase at a limited time promotional price of $ 99, which includes one year of access to the Kinoo library of games and starter activities and the Kinoo Controller wand, only on Kinoo.com. Kinoo is sure to be the gift of the season this holiday, and stocks are limited and should sell out quickly, so the company is encouraging advance shopping to ensure holiday delivery. The flagship iOS Kinoo app is expected to be available on Apple’s App Store soon. To learn more and buy Kinoo directly, visit Kinoo.com or connect with the brand on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
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