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Train and measure gratitude, the most powerful emotion, mindfully on a daily basis to enhance joy, contentment and health.

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Mojo Creations develops tactile designer fitness tools with technical features to train the soul. Training the 'mental muscles' whilst fully aware allows an overall feeling of joy and contentment to be achieved. Our first product, the Pebblestone, trains gratitude, one of the most the powerful emotions. 

The Pebblestone supports you to develop a higher awareness for grateful moments by helping to count your blessings mindfully on a daily basis. 

By training on an average of 10 weeks it is proven that you can change habits and people who practice gratitude consistently report a host of benefits.

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6 benefits:

  • stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure
  • higher levels of positive emotions
  • more joy, optimism, and happiness
  • acting with more generosity and compassion
  • feeling less lonely and isolated
  • more willpower

4 studies: 

  • The Science Of Gratitude - University of California, Berkeley  
  • Gratitude is the New Willpower - Northeastern University, Boston 
  • The Neural Basis of Human Social Values, Evidence from Functional MRI - Oxford Journals 
  • Positive Psychology Progress, Empirical Validation of Interventions - University of Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Michigan

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Sleek and sustainable design
Sleek and sustainable design

What inspired us to develop the Pebblestone

Our source of inspiration is The Science of Gratitude. Recently, scientists have begun to chart a course of research aimed at understanding the importance of gratitude and the findings are impressive. This encouraged MOJO Creations to develop a tangible tool with which people can consciously apply the practice of gratitude and thus to experience a positive impact on their health.

Portable pebble
Portable pebble

The Pebblestone as a mindful reminder

The Pebblestone is designed as an object of beauty and a pocket token, assigned with the value ‘Gratitude’. It is designed to be loved for its shape and touch and reminds you to be aware of gratitude moments each time you reach for your pocket. This concept is based on a commonly applied pebble meditation technique and the universal ritual and use of pocket tokens.

Perfectly shaped
Perfectly shaped

The Pebblestone as your habit coach

The Pebblestone is enriched with simple technology which offers coaching incentives to help you to train your awareness of grateful moments. It's motion sensor requires a mindful ritual each time you wish to count a blessing. It also helps to make your practice measurable by tracking your gratitude practice over a 10 week time frame and it gives you feedback on your performance. The 10 week timeframe is based on the psychology of habit forming.

An exact fit and tactile feeling
An exact fit and tactile feeling

Experience extra impact when using it in the company of others

With its serene and attractive design we trust you’ll love to carry it with you. Please feel motivated to use it in company of others. You will trigger their attention when you use your Pebblestone. 'What is that? What are you doing?', 'I am counting a blessing...' It's a great and memorable conversation starter. When the practice of gratitude has become a healthy habit, pass it on to a loved one. The objective is to make the healthy practice of gratitude contagious.

How does the Pebblestone work?

Mindfulness is about simplicity and focus, so the Pebblestone is enriched with very simple technology to facilitate exactly what it should and nothing else. 

The Pebblestone;
  • requires and detects a mindful ritual to count your blessing (internal motion detector),
  • reminds you to count your daily blessings,
  • tracks your gratitude practice over a period of 10 weeks,
  • stores and shows your daily- and all time counted blessings as a moment of reflection.
At this moment we are finetuning the user interactions with a testpanel, so the user description below might still be subject to minor changes. 
How to use the Pebblestone
How to use the Pebblestone

Technical Specifications 

Roadmap

We are currently working on a roadmap for 2014 and 2015 with (connected) devices to facilitate awareness training by making results measurable for motivational purposes, and to support scientific findings which affirm the importance of awareness training.

 

Meet the team behind Mojo Creations

From left to right: Jasper, Marieke, Paul, and Karianne
From left to right: Jasper, Marieke, Paul, and Karianne

Jasper Vreugdenhil - coach: straight forward, open and aware

Marieke Post - product development: tech savy, clever and warm hearted

Paul van Katwijk - coach & founder: energetic, present and inspiring

Karianne Kraaijestein - marketing: animated, forward and analytical

A glance at the design process for the Pebblestone

Sketches of the design process. We went through a lot of sketches to get the best design.
Sketches of the design process. We went through a lot of sketches to get the best design.

Behind the scenes

Testing and taking photos of the Pebblestone
Testing and taking photos of the Pebblestone

A closer look at the use of the Pebblestone

1: Shake the pebble to activate it
1: Shake the pebble to activate it

 

2: Then hold the pebble still for 5 seconds to store a grateful moment in its memory
2: Then hold the pebble still for 5 seconds to store a grateful moment in its memory

 

3: The pebble blinks to confirm
3: The pebble blinks to confirm

 

4: The pebble lights up when it makes contact with the docking station
4: The pebble lights up when it makes contact with the docking station

 

5: The docking station adds the amount of new grateful moments to the displayed number
5: The docking station adds the amount of new grateful moments to the displayed number

Thank you for reading our story

Spread gratitude and joy by giving the Pebblestone, the first product of Mojo Creations, a Kickstart. By pre ordering your personal gratitude coach you are part of this movement. This enables us to start production in July and deliver the first Pebblestones this October. 

 

Risks and challenges

Fitness tools for the soul

‘We are not about technology!’ It’s our mission to develop a range of tactile tools to help people develop a higher sense of awareness for core values in life, such as gratitude, love and trust. This is a challenge on itself for which we consult a team of expert professionals whom meet at the intersection of (mental) healthcare, coaching, spiritual development, neurology, physics, design & technology.
In a world in which everyone expects wearable tech with apps to capture and analyze your personal data, we like to stand out by keeping it simple and effective. We want to offer a mindful experience as opposed to a mind blowing experience and have people love our products for their beauty, applicability and impact.

Production

We want to ensure all our products
• meet esthetic requirements,
• are made of materials which meet high environmental standards,
• are produced by people working in a healthy honest work environment,
• and can be offered at a reasonable price.
Our partner Studio Mango, a Dutch based design studio has extensive experience with manufacturing in China. We went on a field trip to select a manufacturer which met our program of demands and from a short list of three manufacturers we selected Evik, a professional, well managed plant in Shenzen, China which has a proven track record in the production of innovative, ‘out of the box’ consumer electronics.

Rewards & Fulfillment

The production of the Pebblestone kicks of in july of 2014 and we plan to deliver the rewards to our supporters in October, 2014. To speed up the fulfilment and to ensure on time delivery, we will fly in a first batch to the Netherlands so we can keep a close eye on the fulfilment process for which we have a dutch fufilment partner which is a global player. This will buy us time to test the services of our fulfilment partner in China and see what works best for our customers. Much depends on the speed and amount of the order intake. We shall keep our supporters informed on our progress through the various stages.

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FAQ

  • Pebblestone is a fitness tool for the soul. It supports you to develop your awareness for moments of gratitude by helping you to regularly and mindfully count your blessings.

    Practicing gratitude is one of the most powerful mental exercises. Scientific research shows it rewires your brain with positive effects on your health and sense of contentment and joy.

    Source: a.o. The Science of Gratitude, University of California, Berkeley

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  • Easy! You carry the Pebblestone with you, daily. Every time you experience a moment you are grateful for, you perform a small ritual which is tracked by the pebblestones motion sensor and results in a +1 counted blessing. The Pebblestone's tracks your gratitude practice and gives you feedback every time you dock the Pebblestone to upload your blessings.

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  • The Pebblestone helps you coach yourself by simply tracking your counted blessings within a 10 week timeframe. It gives you feedback and incentives on your gratitude practice using a combination of light and colors. The 10 week timeframe is based on the amount of time people need to form a habit.

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  • Preferably yes. It is your gratitude token and helps to facilitate a tactile, mindful moment of gratitude. A mindful experience implies an experience in the now. It is beneficial to appreciate the moment, in the moment.

    Using it in company of others enhances the experience since it is quite an interesting and powerful conversation starter.

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  • Yes, you can reset the Pebblestone manually to either restart your own training or pass Pebblestone on to someone else.

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  • Funding is used to produce the Pebblestone and invested in research & development for our roadmap for 2014 and 2015.

    Mojo Creations are about:
    - Spreading the importance and (scientific) need for awareness training
    - Facilitated by relevant (connected) technology

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  • You will recieve our gratitude instantly! All other rewards will be delivered upon the release of the Pebblestone in October 2014

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  • The Pebblestone will -thus far- be available in white only.

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  • Shipping costs are included for Kickstarter backers

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  • Pebblestone is not (splash-) water resistant. But you can clean the Pebblestone with a damp cloth or tissue.

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  • Pebblestone is manufactured according to NEN-EN-IEC 62075 standards

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  • The Pebblestone is not a connectivity tool. Other than the electricity wire, it requires no contact with other appliances.The base does not have a battery of its own so it needs to be plugged in in order to keep track of time, download blessings from the Pebblestone, keep score and charge the Pebblestone. The Pebblestone, which is portable, does have a battery.

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  • Base - lenght/ width/ height 9.1 cm x 9.1 cm x 1.8 cm | Pebblestone size l.w.h: 6.2 cm x 4.0 cm x 1.5 cm

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  • Pebblestone is made of pc/abs plastic with a silicone soft touch coating

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  • The Pebblestone has a small rechargeable LiPo battery inside. The dockingstation has no battery of its own. It needs to be plugged in to be operational and to charge the Pebblestone.

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  • Upon regular use, the battery inside the Pebblestone can last for a couple of days and can store at least 100 blessings before it needs to be recharged.
    So you could use it for a long weekend without recharging. However, the Pebblestone is intended to be used daily in combination with the dock to track and reflect on your blessings on a daily basis. When placed on the dock, an completely empty Pebblestone will be fully charged within two hours.

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Rewards

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    LOVE + THANKS - Thanks for helping us out and keep up to date, www.mojocreations.com.

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    VERY EARLY BIRDS - Help us get started get one Pebblestone, retailprice 47 euro and free shipping.

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    EARLY BIRDS - Get one Pebblestone, retail price 47 euro and free shipping.

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    GRATITUDE PACK - Get one Pebblestone with gratitude inscription and free shipping.

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    LOVE PACK - Get two Pebblestones and free shipping to one address.

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    THANKGIVINGS PACK - Get 4 Pebblestones and 4 gratitude t-shirts and free shipping to one address. Start sharing this 10 weeks gratitude experience with your friends or family.

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    COACHING PACK - Get 8 Pebblestones and a booklet with 10 ways how to use the Pebblestone for professional coaching. Including free shipping to one address.

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    YOUR EMPLOYEE PACK - Get 10 Pebblestones and free shipping to one address. You love giving and being part of the Mojo movement.

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    AMSTERDAM PACKAGE - One day stay in a boutique hotel in Amsterdam, one Pebblestone and a dinner with one of your favourite team members.

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    IN-COMPANY PACKAGE - In-company training by professional coach including Pebblestones.

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    TEAMMEMBER PACKAGE - Get one Pebblestone and be part of the next product development session.

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Funding period

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