PleIQ is a smart toy that combines the physical and digital world using Augmented Reality, specially designed to stimulate the multiple intelligences of preschoolers. It contains 8 physical blocks (with letters, numbers, and special symbols) and a mobile app.
Augmented Reality is a fascinating technology that allows recognizing objects of the physical world in real time and merges them with a content of the digital world, creating an enriched experience beyond reality.
In recent years, as the Augmented Reality technology gets mature and the mobile smart devices become more powerful in terms of computing processing and public availability, there have been an increasing interest among the scientific community to study the potential use and effects of the AR in education. As today, there are dozens of research papers with concrete results showing the benefits of learning, all of them we are based on to design PleIQ. If you want to know more details on this interesting topic please visit our section the Science behind PleIQ.
Any smart mobile device (i.e. a tablet or a phone) running Android (from version 2.3.1 and up) or iOS (from version 8.0 and up) operative system. We recommend a minimum configuration of 512 of RAM, a processor ARMv7 (Cortex) CPU or Atom CPU and OpenGL ES 2.0, which almost any low profile smartphone or tablet from today has.
PleIQ is recommended for children between 3 and 7 years old. Nevertheless, it could be used for children younger than 3 as an assisted toy (to play with the help of their parents) and for children older than 7, since the experiences will be still cool to play with!
Currently, PleIQ experiences are available in English and Spanish, but we will look forward to expanding it to other languages.
PleIQ has 48 initial Augmented Reality learning experiences, between the interactive alphabet and numbers, and the challenges/games.
We are developing an in-app store, where would be possible to download much more AR experiences that will work with the same block set.
We expect to start selling online in 2017.
Yes! In order to fulfill our vision, we want to make PleIQ available to as many schools as possible, that means we have special offers to educational institutions. Please contact us here and we will let you know more details.
Yes! We want to get in touch with Preschool Teachers and experts in the area of early learning from all around the world that could help us to validate and enrich our beta version in the field. Please reach us here and we will start to build a relationship.
Yes, we are constantly looking for new highly talented and motivated new members for our team. Please feel free to send us your CV and other relevant information anytime here.
Yes, we are currently looking for some distributions agreements in order to make PleIQ accessible at toy stores or retail chains. Please send us an email here and we will reach you very soon.
Yes, as entrepreneurs, we are looking to partner with someone who has experience in business and/or retail industry, share our passion to creating, and would like to help us to take our vision to the next level. We will be glad to talk with you.
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“I believe that the brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc.”–Howard Gardner
Let your kid be among the first using PleIQ, and be part of the evolution of early education.