playDXTR Smart Building Blocks Track Cognitive Development in Kids

By: Alyson Wyers - Dec 23, 2015
References: playdxtr & springwise
These smart building blocks combine digital intelligence with physical play to help parents better understand the cognitive development of their children. playDXTR consists of app-connected blocks that show kids' progress and indicate where improvements an be made.

The magnetic cubes are Bluetooth-connected and contain sensors that connect them to the accompanying app. Instructions lead the child through animated games, while also teaching them skills such as dexterity, memory and problem-solving. A variety of advancing levels are available, so you can tweak games to build certain strengths. The smart building blocks can also track progress in real-time.

In the future, playDXTR hopes to offer open-sourced games where children can create their own by writing code for the blocks.