The Musikwippe (musical rocker) is a teeterboard that generates sounds according to tilt. It was designed as a toy that can help small children develop their balancing skills and train their sense of hearing.
The prototype was developed by Sonja Kislinger and Mey Lean Kronemann at Fachhochschule Potsdam as a course project in the classes Physical Computing and Smart Baby Toys, held by Reto Wettach. The course was held in cooperation with the department of developmental psychology at the University of Heidelberg, led by Prof. Dr. Sabina Pauen and Prof. Dr. Birgit Elsner. The course objective was to conceptualize and prototype interactive toys for babies younger than 9 months (before crawling stage).
Find out more about the project on
http://meyleankronemann.de/musikwippe (English) or