A Best Friend Teddy

There are millions of children bed ridden to hospitals unable to participate in schooling and extra curricular activities. Many lack fully developed socialization skills due to isolation from their peers. Dilus, an electronic teddy bear aids in socialization, entertainment, communication, and education.

The genesis came from field research into children permanently placed in hospitals. The detachment can directly affect how well and how much they learn. Dilus uses holographic technology to help these children adapt. They can use it to follow along in class, watch educational TV, and interact with other kids equipped with the bear. Essentially it’s a tool, a portal of sorts and their best friend. It also has the added benefit of being made from an electronic polymer fully customizable to each child.

Designer: Bruno Oro de Abreu