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Smart way to measure height – Kiko

Sometimes I think of the house I lived in when I was young. When I opened the front door, there was a small room on the right side, and that was my own space. To get there, you had to open a blue door, and on the side of the door were several lines drawn with meteor magic. It was a kind of mark that marked my height. And next to the line was a very small date written in 6 digits. l $159

You measure the height with a laser?

▲It was a bit cumbersome to measure the height in an analog way.

At that time, the method of measuring the height was limited. It was common to put a poster with a scale on the wall or to mark the scale and measure the height from the floor to the scale. It’s not difficult, but it was quite annoying. If there was a measuring instrument like ‘Kiko’ in those days, it would have been a little more convenient to measure the height.

▲ On the other hand, Kiko can measure a child’s height easily and conveniently with a laser.

The Kiko is a height measuring device using a laser. For example, suppose you are measuring your child’s height. At this time, put Kiko on the child’s head and tap the body once to automatically measure the height. The manufacturer explains that the constant moving laser can be used to obtain more accurate results than other sensors. By the way, the height of the ceiling is different for each house, so how does Kiko accurately measure the height of a child?

The ceiling height is different, how do you measure it?

▲Before measuring your child’s height, you must first measure the height of the ceiling.

The secret is hidden in the way Kiko uses it. To measure your child’s height, you first need to put Kiko down on the floor and measure the height from floor to ceiling. This is because this is the criterion for measuring a child’s height. Then, place Kiko on the child’s head and tap it lightly to measure the height from the child’s head to the ceiling. In other words, the height from the floor to the ceiling is subtracted from the head to the ceiling.

▲ The value that became the reference point is automatically saved.

So, is it necessary to measure the standard every time a child is measured? Fortunately not. This is because the reference value is automatically saved. However, when using in a different ceiling height, the standard must be measured again. Anyway, it’s something you use inside your home, so you won’t get tired of measuring the standard.

If the child moves, there will be errors

▲ The angle is automatically corrected even if the child moves

However, I have one question. When measuring the height from floor to ceiling, there is almost no error because the floor is flat, but if you put Kiko on the round child’s head, the body is slightly inclined to cause an error. However, I can hold onto these worries and sell them. This is because Kiko has an automatic correction technology that corrects the slope of ±5˚.

▲ The error range is 1.5mm.

For example, suppose your child moves when you measure height. At this point, Kiko’s gyroscope calculates the tilt angle, and automatic correction technology corrects the tilt angle to the correct vertical value. If the child keeps moving and Kiko shakes, the error is only 1.5mm. This would be perfect for measuring the height of children who are not still still for a while.


▲ In the aftermath of Corona 19, parts supply was delayed and the release schedule was delayed.

Have there been many parents who were stressed while measuring their children’s height? Kiko raised a total funding amount of $35,579 with the support of 209 sponsors on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform. Unfortunately, however, I don’t think I can see Kiko right away. Because of the Corona 19 incident, a Chinese component supplier said that it could not normally supply the parts for Kiko. That doesn’t mean it’s completely out of business. This is because the manufacturer has announced that it will introduce Kiko through Kickstarter again when the supply of parts is stabilized and the production schedule is confirmed.

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