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Score: 8.3
New and Hot Top 4 Examples: 14,612 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Jan 15
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Flying technology is used for delight with pet-like toys
Implications - Typically, drone technology is seen as a huge step for function. Shifting the focus to fun, the flight technology is being applied to toys and leisure with drone animals. Essentially functioning as pet replacements, these "Droneimals" open the doors for more affordable, less high-pressure forms of animal companionship. [More]
Score: 8.2
New and Hot Top 4 Examples: 39,817 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 13 - Jan 15
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The future fast approaches with floating transportation and toys
Implications - What was considered to be possible by the year 2015 by those in the 60s or 50s is finally coming true with leisurely levitation pieces that take toys and transportation literally off the ground. Speaking to a growing desire for more novelty and new uses of existing technology, these flying toys turn consumers toward the future. [More]
Score: 5
New and Untested Top 4 Examples: 2,114 Total Clicks Date Range: Jan 14 - Jan 15
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Predictive technology enters the auto market as an extension of autonomous tech
Implications - Drivers are looking for the perfect balance of control and automation, which is putting predictive technology in the spotlight in the auto industry. While autonomous vehicles remain a focus for the future, consumers are reacting positively to smaller scale additions that maintain control while easing the demands of being on the road. [More]
Score: 6.4
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,616 Total Clicks Date Range: Dec 13 - Jan 15
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AR toys satisfy a need for engaging forms of education
Implications - Parents are looking to make the learning experience as interactive as possible for children, which is being acknowledged with augmented reality toys. The information age has resulted in children who are accustomed to tech integration; this shift towards blending physical products with virtual simulations satisfies need for deeper stimulation. [More]
Score: 6.9
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,167 Total Clicks Date Range: Feb 14 - Jan 15
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Consumers turn to personalized tech products that automate productivity
Implications - Consumers prioritize efficiency, especially when it comes to everyday tasks, which is being acknowledged with professional predictive and organizational tools for automating everything from meetings to networking. This shift towards predictive technology for high stakes tasks signifies a trust in automation in exchange for a more cohesive, streamlined life. [More]
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Score: 7.4
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,587 Total Clicks Date Range: Jul 14 - Jan 15
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Consumers turn to prediction technology for daily health maintenance
Implications - Consumers are more conscious of their health than ever before, which is being acknowledged with predictive health innovations that provide a more strategic approach to healthcare. Offering an enhanced level of customization, the innovations speak to a preference for the convenience of tailored, automatic suggestions in everyday life. [More]
Score: 5.8
Recent and Mild Top 4 Examples: 5,296 Total Clicks Date Range: Oct 13 - Jan 15
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Bedtime rituals are enhanced with mobile and tech features
Implications - Nighttime routines are, for many parents, an incredibly important part of their childrens' day, leading them to enhance the experience with high-tech alternatives. Offering children's stories and nursery rhymes through augmented reality and mobile apps, brands are providing a more streamlined way of entertaining and engaging children without sacrificing elements of tradition like storytelling. [More]
Score: 7.3
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 5,239 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Jan 15
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Children's play shifts to virtual simulations to heighten engagement
Implications - Encouraging exploration, parents are turning to virtual simulations as a safe approach to child-friendly adventure. Using virtual reality and mobile projections to create immersive environments and interactive games, these products not only provide kids with an interactive activity, but also encourages imaginative thinking in an exciting, future-focused way. [More]
Score: 6.3
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,064 Total Clicks Date Range: Jun 14 - Jan 15
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3D printing moves beyond set parameters for larger projects in manufacturing
Implications - The potential of 3D printing is being realized as manufacturers remove boundaries with free form printers for creating large-scale products with ease. This innovation paired with the incorporation of new filament for the printers means the further expansion of this promising technology in a multitude of industries. [More]
Score: 6.7
Recent and Warm Top 4 Examples: 4,445 Total Clicks Date Range: May 14 - Jan 15
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Children's creative toys go virtual to encourage development
Implications - As opposed to the typical gaming approach, toy companies are utilizing virtual reality in a way that combines a toy staple with technology: augmented construction toys. Using augmented reality as an enhancement for analog toys such as building blocks or coloring books maintains familiarity. This speaks more honestly to how children play, putting consumer preference above tech capabilities. [More]