This device connects kids to real games

May 24, 2014, 10:56 IST | Agencies

California: Unhappy with your kids being hooked to ipads or tablets playing video games? Turn to a new kind of gaming device, developed by an Indian-origin entrepreneur, which uses the iPad but brings kids back into the real world of play.

Pic Courtesy/ Venturebeat

A brainchild of former Google employee Pramod Sharma (see pic), who began an entertainment start-up called Tangible Play in California, the $99 (Rs 590) device called ‘Osmo’ works in a sophisticated yet remarkably simple way.

“Osmo extends gameplay beyond the screen, changing the space in front of a tablet into an interactive environment that turns any object into a digitally connected game piece,” Sharma emphasised.

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