EIT Backpack was conceptualized as an innovation for young audiences as a tech-savvy way of standing out. It's a smart cross-platform accessory, equipped by a LED-light panel. The photodiode surface is used for drawing, game display, and animation, and other kinds of self-expression.
React Native, Bluetooth 4.0
Mobile Development, UX, Support
The company was preparing for the WebSummit, and they needed a reliable MVP for the event. PIX team already had a functioning backpack, but it was necessary to integrate the mobile application to the solution.
So, our team was tasked to combine the backpack with a practical Internet of things solution that would work under different weather conditions and withstand minimal physical damage. We assisted in connecting the physical object (the backpack) to the application.
A functional MVP for mobile applications that is connected to the LED backpack.
Enable image and video transfer via a Bluetooth 4.0 LE protocol
An auto-save feature: whenever a user adds a new graphic document or animation, the backpack stores the information on the mobile client. A reset feature for each user action.
The team attracted worldwide investors and was considered the Best Ukrainian innovation of 2018 by PRM.ua
The company successfully presented the product at CES 2018 and Web Summit 2017
PIX Backpack raised $150,000 on Kickstarter, overachieving the initial goals of $35,000