Clip-On Turns the Playground into a Life-size Game Console
The Hybrid Play sensor can be clipped onto any playground structure to turn it into a life-size game console for a smartphone app
The Hybrid Play sensor looks like a giant clip. Inside, it sits a three-axis accelerometer, infrared sensors and Bluetooth connectivity that will turn a swing set, slide or seesaw into a gaming console.
The Hybrid play system was designed to be operated by kids. Because of its design, it will cling to any playground set securely. The console works by detecting any motion on the seesaw or swing or if someone uses the slide. For example, if clipped to a seesaw, the specially-built game “Space Kids” requires the players to balance in a specific way to control the main character. The way the children balance on the actual seesaw dictates how the space explorer moves in the game.