Being an outsourcable R&D shop, it’s not unusual for us to have to keep mum sometimes. We’re thrilled to share a little more about an exciting, and ongoing, project of ours with the talented folks at HopeLab and Daylight Design. For over a year we’ve served as technical research and development partner to HopeLab, refining the gDitty product for market. The gDitty is a wearable activity meter with an online rewards program that motivates kids to move more. Research with hundreds of kids has shown a 30% increase in physical activity. Meanwhile, the success of the project has resulted in being recognized by the White House as a model for social innovation in the 21st century. We’re really proud of our work on the project and excited to share a short video overview of the project. And we’re excited to see where the next iteration of the product, now called Zamzee, goes next.
On another note, for those of you who missed our excited tweets a week ago, we helped organize a Hack Day for the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference that recently landed in New York. Over 350 developers built ideas over the course of 24 hours (many forgoing sleep) and presented their masterpieces in 90 seconds. It was a wonderful affair replete with a robotic arm, eye/voice tracker, an iPhone service protest and cool web hacks. Wrapup article here and Photo gallery here. If this all sounds vaguely familiar, you might be remembering our moment in the sun a couple years ago ;)