AKI is a smart watch for young children that utilizes location detection, geo-fencing technology and personalized positioning. Based on location pattern analysis, AKI provides timely notifications of a child's location and movements to their parents and guardians.

Creative Directing: Kim Seungwoo
Design: Kim Seungwoo, Ha Kyumin
Photo Shoot: Bang Sangsik
Photo Editing / Visualization: Kim Seungwoo, Ha Kyumin

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Parents are naturally worried or concerned about their young children when they’re not with them. They’ll often want to know if they have arrived safely at school or who they’re with at different times throughout the day. Children may also need to be reassured that someone will be there to pick them up after school and when. To answer these questions a number of pieces of information need to be gathered including accurate locations and places of where people are. AKI provides parents with information on where their children are at any time and can alert them when they’re in an unhabitual place or performing unusual activities and movements. It utilizes WPS(WiFi positioning system), which provides the exact position even indoors and its automatically controlled, low power location detection recognizes behavior. It is equipped with personalized WiFi fingerprinting technology. 


The diagonal side line and three vibrant color combinations create iconic visual focus. Elaborately crafted curves, straight lines and simple circles create a neat and stylish impression. The rear cover and strap are made of one piece and show a seamless design.


In the usability test for the target users, children aged 7-9 years couldn't wear most of the watches themselves. The "fold over clasp with push button" type was the only type they could wear and take off without the help of their parents. Usability was one of the most important elements of its design.


AKI is operated by voice control or touch. It is equipped with the ambient intelligence philosophy, and easy usability makes the technology more accessible.


For minimal design, the rear cover and strap are made of a single piece without seams. It's also for minimizing the number of exterior parts, and this has a good influence on mass productivity. The strap is soft feeling and comfortable to wear. And it's made of the allergy-free liquid silicone material for preventing children's skin troubles.

AKI provides water resistance to prevent children from taking off when washing their hands, and losing their watch.

A charging cradle of the same color as the watch is provided. The cradle is also made of soft material for preventing the watch from scratching. It provides wireless charging when placing the watch on the cradle.

iF Product Design Award Winner, Germany
Red Dot Award: Product Design Winner, Germany

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