Toys & serious toys


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Empathic robotic soft toy. I have run this project for many years with undergraduate students. Each year has brought many original ideas and inovative approaches to toy design.

Miko Akemi
Miko Akemi

serious toys

I have been investigating serious toys as a technology to assist childrens suffering from chronic or accute coniditions. One of the first project was Nakama developed as a tangible "Tamagotchi" designed for childrens suffering from psoriasis.

The serious toys are being developed in cooperation with Philip HAMPTON, a dermatology consultant at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Nakama: A toy for psoriasis sufferers  

Nakama was developed by Jack CADZOW that I suppervised for his bachelor project at Northumbria University.