The Bear-Shaped Home Energy Monitor Teaches Kids About Eco Behavior

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 5, 2015
References: hyko.co & springwise
Perfect for eco-conscious families, the Hyko Polar Bear is a home energy monitor. It comes as a part of a whole system designed to help people better their energy usage at home by teaching children to be more aware of climate change.

The educational system includes a glowing monitor that also has an accompanying app with a 33 page interactive adventure telling Hyko's story. The polar bear glows in 20 different colors to indicate how energy efficient the household is being. When Hyko turns red, the family knows it's time to put more effort into their green practices. The app also gives more context based on the data fed to it by the playful home energy monitor, so users can better adapt their activity to be more environmentally friendly.