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$8,515
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
177
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 26 2015 4:17 PM UTC +00:00

About

SWINGY is the world's first wireless balance board for playing games on tablets and smartphones. It is redefining screen time by turning digital gaming into a beneficial physical activity. Swingy is handmade of wood and was developed for children aged 4 and up. There are also special Kickstarter designs for the young-at-heart adults who seem to enjoy playing just as much. :)

  • “I’ve been playing with a Swingy for about a week, and the Swing Pong game is genuinely fun, leveling up difficulty quickly and tossing in powerups so the action doesn’t get too repetitive.”
    Susie Ochs, Macworld
  • “Great way to add motion gaming to tech devices.”
    www.TechMamas.com

  • “The kids would wait in line for their turn to try and get the high score. Swingy was definitely a hit with our friends and family.”
    www.ilovemykidsblog.net

  • “I can honestly say that it’s fun for the whole family.”
    www.allfortheboys.com

The Swingy balance boards are equipped with sensors that wirelessly connect to a tablet or smartphone. This means you can play games with your legs without touching the screen.

The first game we developed is called Swing Pong. Each balance board controls one of the sliders on the screen. Keep the ball in play by hitting it with one of the sliders! You get five lives to get to your high score. Try to avoid the animals as they will make the game harder, but if you can't, forest fruits are there for the rescue!

Swingy encourages children to be active, improves their balance and coordination, and trains muscles required for a healthy posture. It helps children become more athletic and agile. It also develops fitness habits by integrating active time into playtime.

BALANCE. IT MATTERS.

Child's play is an important source of physical activity and motor development, especially in the first years of life. And balance is the pillar beneath every motor skill we have. Children develop their vestibular system, also known as the balance system, up to the age of 15.
This is why we cooperated with doctors, teachers, and exercise physiologists to develop Swingy. Improving balance helps children in everyday life as well as at sports such as rollerblading, biking, skating, climbing, and skiing.

  • FUN - Swingy encourages children to be physically active in a fun and playful way.

  • HEALTHY – Swingy’s unique feature is its back and forth movement, which strengthens the core muscles required for a healthy posture. It also improves balance, coordination, and reflexes.

  • SMART – The two wooden rockers are wirelessly connected to a smartphone or tablet. This allows kids to play digital games with their legs.

  • SAFE – Each piece is smooth-sanded and finished with a nonskid spread. Its careful design enables children to hold balance without fear of any of the balance boards slipping away.
  • SLEEK - Due to its beautiful sleek design and the natural beechwood, Swingy is a warm and cheerful addition to every home.

  • ECO-FRIENDLY – The balance boards are made of wood. Wood is a natural and warm material that does not cause environmental pollution. It is pleasant to the touch, but also robust and durable.

You get to choose between two different playful designs that have been developed with children in mind. But there's more!

As a special Kickstarter edition, we added three designs that will make for a stylish addition to your living room.

Not sure which one you want? Don't worry, you have time until the end of the campaign when we send you a message asking you what design you would like to get.  

We are happy to say Swingy successfully passed the test for mechanical and physical properties under the strict European standards.

First Swingy sketch and initial prototype
First Swingy sketch and initial prototype
Prototype production and final Swingy prototypes
Prototype production and final Swingy prototypes

As parents of two children, we were surprised when we realized children learn how to use the iPad before they can talk. It soon became obvious they could spend a whole afternoon playing video games if only we let them. In spite of limiting their screen time, we always felt slightly guilty when we let them play on our iPad.

At about the same time, my mother was thinking about developing a curved walking accessory that would stimulate the user to constantly hold his balance when going for a walk. As a doctor and the wife of an orthopedic surgeon, she has seen many patients with low back pain. She wanted to develop a product that would provide an easy way for users to strengthen their core muscles.

So in one of our family talks, Ursa and I got an inspiration for a solution to our problem. We changed the walking accessory to a balance board and made it attractive to children… The Swingy was born.


  • NIKI POPOVIC aka The Hazelnut Salesman (CEO)
  • URSA POPOVIC aka The Fairy Of The Woods (Marketing)
  • DEJAN CESAR aka The Lumberjack (Production)
  • BOZA CVETKOVIC aka The Tech Owl (Software Development)
  • MELISSA CERIC aka The Creative Butterfly (Graphic Design)
  • MANJA KOVACIC aka The Squirrel Whisperer (Communications)
  • NIVES CESAR aka The Balance Doc (Medical Advising)

We’ve come a long way since the conception of the Swingy idea. Now we need your help to get Swingy ready for production, to finalize the Swing Pong game, and for new game development. Please help us on our mission to provide children with a fun reason to be physically active.

Thank you!

Risks and challenges

Just like any other manufacturing project, Swingy carries with it certain production risks and challenges we will have to tackle. Successfully preventing and handling them is essentially a three-step process.

Firstly, we have done our absolute best to surround ourselves with partners that are top notch in their respective fields. From polishing that last corner of the wooden product to debugging any software glitches that come our way, we are pleased to be collaborating with experts on the Swingy project.

Secondly, we continuously strive to foresee potential future complications and bottlenecks. Identifying conceivable difficulties beforehand gives us more time to find a solution that will work best if they arise.

Thirdly, we are aware that we need to expect the unexpected. We promise to be completely honest in communicating any challenges we shall experience while doing our best to remedy them. Customer satisfaction will always be at the forefront of our endeavor.

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    A big THANK YOU and a virtual HIGH-FIVE. You can also get a real hug if you stop by. :)

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    Step out of the crowd and show you are in touch with your inner child by wearing your own orange SWINGY T-SHIRT with our special Kickstarter design.

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    So you like the Swingy but are not into games? No problem, you can get a SWINGY pair of WOODEN ROCKERS without the sensors. You will also get a digital booklet with 9 exercises for a quick and fun daily workout.

    You get to choose from a variety of different designs you can find on our project page.

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    SWINGY SUPER EARLY BIRD (well, squirrel in our case). You will never get a second chance to be one of the first Swingy backers :). Or to get your Swingy at this price. In this package, you get a SWINGY pair of wooden rockers, equipped with sensors, so you can play the fun Swingy game you download from App Store or Google Play.

    You get to choose from a variety of different designs you can find on our project page.

    Future online price: $140 + shipping costs.

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    SWINGY EARLY BIRD (seriously, why not early squirrel). Congratulations! You were fast enough to get this amazing deal. Package includes a SWINGY pair of wooden rockers, equipped with sensors, so you can play the fun Swingy game you download from App Store or Google Play.

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    SWINGY SPECIAL OFFER. Hurry up! This is your last chance to get your Swingy at a special price. You get a SWINGY pair of wooden rockers, equipped with sensors, so you can play the fun Swingy game you download from App Store or Google Play.

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    SWINGY FAMILY PACK. Two SWINGYs. Because we know the toy the older sibling plays with instantly becomes the younger one’s favorite. With this package, they won’t have to argue. It includes: two SWINGY pairs of wooden rockers, equipped with sensors, so you can play the fun Swingy game you download from App Store or Google Play.

    Future online price: $280 + shipping costs.

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    THE UNIQUE SWINGY

    For the sophisticated connoisseur. You can decide between maple, cherry, walnut, mahogany, and olive tree woods.

    You also get to personalize the engraving with your name or the name of someone you are buying this great gift for.

    You even have the option of further customizing your one-of-a-kind Swingy with your own design. Obviously, you are welcome to choose any one of the available designs as well.

    This reward includes a SWINGY pair of wooden rockers, equipped with sensors, so you can play the fun Swingy game you download from App Store or Google Play.

    Shipping included!

    Future online price: $299

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    A SWINGY ADVENTURE FOR TWO: A unique chance to visit Slovenia and create a couple of your own, custom designed Swingys first hand. We will host your accommodation expenses for a week and take you to some of the most beautiful places and squirrels Slovenia has to offer.

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