Smart Toys Are Making Children Smarter

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Toys are an important part of any child’s life and with the advent of technology like cloud computing, machine learning, face detection, etc. the toy industry has reached an unprecedented position in terms of how toys interact with an individual. The “Smart toys” as we define them are interactive, intelligent and help a child in becoming more smarter.

Patent Landscape analysis in the Smart toys industry shows various advancements in the toys IP sector.

A view of the overall R&D locations shows with reference to FIG.1, that Chinese Geography dominates the IP market with majority of the worldwide patent filings in the Smart toys domain.

overall R&D locations shows with reference-TT Consultants

The technical analysis of the innovations taking place in the Smart toys IP shows the use of sensors, Cloud-based monitored toys, microphones, Speech Recognition, Re-programmable security features to be the peak technical advancements as shown in the Spatial map in FIG.2. The contour peaks which are tagged to various technical labels depicts the most patented technologies in the field of Smart toys.

Spatial map- TT Consultants

A few interesting patents in this technology are listed as below:

US20130059284A1 titled “Interactive electronic toy and learning device system” which interacts through auditory and visual responses, and accepts input through buttons, RFID accessories, smart cards and speech.

US6949003B2 titled “Card interactive amusement device” which presents an interactive game toy and is well suited for amusing children of all ages, and even adults who enjoy the games and the actions of the robots.

US20120315820A1 titled “Toy doll for image capture and display” presents the users with new opportunities for play by combining a traditional toy doll with an integrated camera and image display.

To Sum up, the kind of toys which were imagined 10 or 20 years before are now becoming a reality and lot of innovative ideas are used by the companies by fusing new technologies in the once simple and mute toys. These toys give children a sense of reality, dearness and enhances their use of electronic gadgets, natural physical responses and also decision making capability.

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