Moff band is a wearable smart toy. Everything you do. Everything you hold. Change into toys. Read more
This project was successfully funded on April 9, 2014.
About this project
"the award for cutest wearable goes to… Moff! "
"It's kind of a do-anything noisemaker, which we're sure parents will love."
Examples of play:
Guitars / Tennis / Toy swords / Toy guns / Magical sticks / Toy golf / Piano / Marimba / Toy airplane / Hero play and much much more... Possibilities are limitless.
The Moff band connects by Bluetooth to your iOS device, Setting up Moff is as easy as downloading the Moff app onto your device.
- iPhone4s, iPhone5, iPhone5s or iPod touch (over 5 generations)
- iPad (over 4 generations), iPad mini or iPad Air
As of now, unfortunately, Moff does not work with Android. However, in near future, it will work with Android, too.
This device is covered with soft and strong silicon in order to make it safe for kids!
We are close to mass production. The Moff that you see in the video is a real, working prototype. We've been developing it in collaboration with our partner factory. Our prototype has been optimized for mass production.
Below is the timetable of the research, development and production
Development and design history
We iterate prototyping and user tests.We develop and design our prototype to be easy-to-use.
We applied for a patent in Japan and a provisional patent in the US.
With your support, we can bring Moff band onto wrists. While we're close to entering production. And your contribution will help fund:
- Production tooling (e.g. mold)
- Large component orders
- Certifications related to Bluetooth
The Moff band is made in Japan.
For developers / companies
For developers, SDK will be available. You can develop and sell your apps in our app store, or you can use our sensing platform and connect it to your own apps. Moff will extend user experiences of your apps.
For companies that have content or characters (including sounds and voices), you can offer them in our app store, as your own apps or materials for users' customization. Moff will extend the possibilities of your own content and characters, and you will get more fans worldwide.
Hardware product planning and Marketing
I have enough experience of hardware's / software's product management.I worked at Mercedes-Benz as a product manager of sports models for several years. And I've launched several IT services.I'm in charge of product planning, the product design, production management and marketing of Moff. I'm father with 1 kid.
Apps and cloud engineer
He has enough experience of apps and cloud development. He worked at IBM as an IT specialist. And he has developed several iOS / Android apps, web services. And he is a researcher of sensing analysis.
He develops sensing analysis, iOS apps and cloud. He is father with 1 kid.
He is a circuit designer and firmware and Android application developer. He has developed several robots, wearable computers and circuit boards with BLE, ARM and FPGA. He is in charge of circuit design and firmware development. He loves to talk about newer technologies.
Dr. Tomy Kamada
Tomy is an advisor of Moff, mentoring the team to prepare this Kickstarter project. He is a co-founder and former CEO of ACCESS Co. Ltd. Today he is running TomyK Ltd.- Startup Booster, which actively supports young innovative startups.
In addition to the above core member, several engineers and designers are supporting us.
Risks and challenges
Our risk and challenges are related to the structure and the mold of a silicon case and a plastic case. In order to change a coin battery, the plastic case has to be detached from the silicon case. The ease of changing depends on the structure of both the silicon case and the plastic case.
In order to overcome this challenge, we've started to make and examine trial molds and prototypes in collaboration with our partner factory.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
As of now, unfortunately, Moff does not work with Android.
However, in near future, it will work with Android too.
The app can work on the current Moff band.
So there are no need to buy new Moff band for Android.
Moff and Moff app connects in one-to-one relationship at the moment.
However, we're developing the app which can connect in one-to-many connection.
Sound effects come from your device, not Moff band itself.
It depends on how it is played. Approximately, 30 hours. A coin battery is exchangeable.
The silicon case in which a coin battery is detachable from silicon band.
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