Designer Birgitta Salim came up with an idea for a wearable mobile phone that is exclusively designed for children. The device is called Kokoro wearable mobile phone, which is a watch strapped around the wrist that functions as a mobile phone – it sounds incredibly simple, why hasn’t someone thought of this for kids before?
Talking about inspiration for the product, Salim said, “Millions of parents struggle each year to balance career and childcare, while young children need constant supervision. They also worry about their child’s environment and health. Moreover, working parents need to catch up in order to maintain a good relationship with them.”
“More and more parents think that younger kids need phones for their safety. Cellphone ownership among boys increased 47.6 percent since 2007, compared to a 17.2 percent increase among girls.”
The purpose of the Kokoro wearable phone is to help parents stay connected with their kids all the time. This unique gadget features a touch screen that can be rotated 45 degrees for ease of use. Flipping the screen also provides access to the emergency alarm located at the back of the screen.
The Kokoro wearable phone also allows users to make video calls by using its camera that is placed under the screen.
The back part of the watch phone is made of ceramic and it includes the brand logo, a fingerprint reader and the phone’s speaker. The straps have a soft, matte, rubbery finish and they include magnets to connect them together.
The Kokoro wearable mobile phone is available in a variety of colors, which include green, purple, yellow, blue, orange, and red. For more information about the product, check out its product site.