In many countries, parents are sounding the alarm: children's addiction to gadgets is rapidly becoming an epidemic. The question is no longer about the complete "cure" of the younger generation, but only about how to limit this dependence. The TechDen device, unveiled at the consumer electronics show in Berlin IFA 2018, is another attempt to find an approach to solving this problem.
TechDen is a lock station and simultaneously storage for two smartphones or tablets with a screen diagonal of up to 26 cm. By downloading a special application for iOS or Android, parents can plan their children's daily use of mobile devices. In accordance with the "plan", each of the children at a certain time gets access to their gadget for a set time.
The information displayed on the screen tells the child how much time is left until the end of the "allowed" session. At the same time, parents can control when and how the child used the mobile device, as well as track the frequency of its use. If the child systematically fits into the established "standard", then he has the right to demand from the parents an incentive prize, for example, in the form of ice cream.
TechDen is currently undergoing a Kickstarter rollout where it can be purchased with a $ 119 bond, provided it goes into production one day.