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  •  What is iSandBOX?
  • AR technology (Augmented Reality) transforms an ordinary sandbox into an innovative and interactive tool for learning and entertaining.

  •  Augmented Reality
  • AR Technology makes usual things come to life by adding computer-generated sensory input including audio and video simulation. In the context of AR sandbox (iSandBOX) augmented reality is represented by 3D textures such as rivers, oceans, erupting volcanoes, grass, snow with luscious music and sounds of nature.

  •  Interactive Sandbox
  • iSandBOX construction consists of a box filled with regular beach sand, a depth sensor and a projector on the top that produces interactive images onto the sand. By moving and building the sand, user can create erupting volcanoes, rivers, oceans, mountains.

Our visitors, especially the younger ones, have enjoyed sandbox a great deal. We think it is a fantastic interactive addition to our SeaLab concept."

Mikko Riistama, General Manager at SeaLife Helsinki

How does

iSandBOX work?
  • 1Sensor
  • The depth sensor captures the distance to the sand surface

  • 2Computer
  • This data is transferred to the PC

  • 3Data collection
  • The PC processes the data and sends commands to the projector

  • 4The surface of the sand
  • The projector illuminates the sand surface with realistic textures — blue water, red volcanic lava, green hills and many other objects that change depending on the sand height and movements of the player’s hands

Areas of use
Education
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    Preschools and Kindergartens

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    Elementary and High Schools

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    Universities

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    Childhood development center



iSandBOX is popular among kindergartens, schools, psychologists, treatment and science centres.


As a learning tool iSandBOX is perfect for fun and interactive learning, capturing children and adults alike.


Besides learning about topography, volcanic activity, land forms, the ice age, flora, fauna and other science subjects, children can learn basic mathematic, geometry, shapes, colours and perspectives.


Use the iSandBOX teaching storylines in language classes, where students can write stories about the world they have created and the animals they observe in the sandbox – or decorate with small houses, animals and LEGO-figures and present written stories in a new way.

Imagination is the only limit!

Entertainment
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    Amusement parks

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    Indoor play areas

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    Family centers

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    Hotels, restaurants, cafes

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    Airports and train stations



AR-technology is not a new thing within the play and entertaining industry, where a lot of gaming equipment already uses the technology.


Unlike other slot machines the iSandBOX is based on interaction with the sand and is therefore an excellent alternative helping to reduce screen time and digital dependency. 19 different scenarios (and more coming!) are designed to capture players of all ages.


The iSandBOX can be equipped with a classic coin insert or a swiper and can help increase your revenue.

Exhibition / Presentation
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    Museums

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    Science centers

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    Exhibitions

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    Trade fairs

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    Marketing agencies



Thanks to its simple design and great visualization possibilities, iSandBOX is a phenomenal tool for presentations.


Build landscapes to demonstrate different natural phenomena, geology and seismology objects and effects, topography features, strategies and tactics and make your exhibits interesting for the audience.


For marketing purposes it can be used as a colorful and extraordinary tool - use the drawing mode to create bright diagrams or other graphical representations of any data.

Scenarios can be designed for your specific needs and with your logo.

 

Therapy / Rehabilitation
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    Rehabilitation centers

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    Psychology centers

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    Nursing homes

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    Therapy offices



Sandplay is a popular therapy form focusing on supporting the natural ability of the psyche to heal, develop and create balance while working with the inner creative forces.


Children and adults alike can benefit from sandplay / sandbox therapy. It is a nonverbal, therapeutic intervention that makes use of a sandbox, toy figures, and sometimes water, to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person’s inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns. This form of play therapy is practiced along with talk therapy, using the sandbox and figures as communication tools.


Sandplay therapy is a nonverbal, therapeutic intervention that makes use of a sandbox and toy figures, to create scenes of miniature worlds that reflect a person’s inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns. This form of play therapy is practiced along with talk therapy, using the sandbox and figures as communication tools.


With its colorful scenarios, iSandBOX makes it possible to increase the impact of treatment sessions making it an interesting tool for a wide range of clients.


iSandBOX has also proven to be a pleasurable, uplifting and therapeutic activity among senile and demented.

 

Software to your

iSandBOX
iSandBOX Software is a pioneering development powered by AR technology designed by experienced team of IT-engineers of UTS. It includes 19 amazing modes at the moment.
 
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    Outstanding quality of graphics;

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    Large variety of modes and interactive scenarios, continuous development of new modes;

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    Virtual objects interact with each other (lions chase antelopes, volcanic bombs set fire to forest);

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    The system can be managed with the tablet included;

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    AR is linked to VR - the worlds created in iSandBOX can be explored in a VR headset; this can serve a base for numerous games and simulation applications;

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    Separate modes can be customized.

  • Ice Age

  • Landscapes

  • Bodies of water

  • Volcanism

  • Topography

  • Grid

  • Ocean

  • Seasons

  • Astronomy

  • Night & Day

  • Dinosaurs

  • Shape and colours

  • Cyclopes & Dragons

  • Hot Air Balloons

  • Safari

  • Strategy

  • Artist

  • Butterflies


  •  The Shark

Our visitors, especially the younger ones, have enjoyed sandbox a great deal. We think it is a fantastic interactive addition to our SeaLab concept."

Mikko Riistama, General Manager at SeaLife Helsinki