School: Chung-Ang University
Meet Kipla, an innovative project based on the novel concept of a pet plant targeted for children. It operates on the mobile platform and utilizes its original “smart stick” technology to construct a child-friendly monitoring system of the pet plant. A smart stick – a sensory instrument attached to the plant for routine condition scans – relays to the hooked mobile device a set of essential data including room temperature, humidity, and light level. The process consummates with the information presented on the screen in a child-friendly format. This virtual ecosystem, as we came to name it, ties a child and his pet plant into a single entity. In the long run, Kipla aims to bring together human and nature as one.