Phooka is not only a simple bedside lamp: it is a friend that helps children to overcome their normal fear of monsters and darkness. It is a customizable creature designed to meet and get to know these fears in a positive and funny way;
it is an interactive tool to approach, understand and exorcise fears by playing.
Phooka shows to children what is behind the fear, and teaches them to use imagination to create positive thoughts rather than terrifying monsters hiding in the room at night.
It stimulates curiosity, creativity, and helps to develop self-confidence.
Phooka is a monster that wants to fight fears together with the child.
Interactive night lamp with touch sensors, shaped as a customizable monster. The capacitive sensors and Leds are programmed with Arduino.