Yume Cloud Introduces GLOW Interactive Smart Cubes on Kickstarter

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Innovative Multi-purpose Gadget Interprets Sound and Motion Inputs to Create Original, Playful Visual Effects

Yume Cloud Inc. (http://yume-cloud.com), a startup specializing in sensing and visual technology, today launched its Kickstarter campaign about its innovative multi purpose cube, called GLOW, that interprets sensing data to create original and playful visual effects.

GLOW is an innovative gadget in the form of a cube that uses advanced sensors to detect sound, physical motion, relative position, and contact points between cubes. GLOW combines all available sensing elements, and delivers various visual effects that reflect mood and environment.

Yume Cloud started developing prototypes of GLOW in 2014 and created two generations of platforms with different electronic modules and various enclosure designs. In February 2015, Yume Cloud started development of its third generation of GLOW.

The company has tested prototypes in many different locations, on different occasions including concert events, holiday parties, trade shows and meet-up events. Research with about 100 cubes using different applications and lighting patterns provided Yume Cloud with information and knowledge about customers’ interests. With the support of sensing technology experts, Yume Cloud completed custom module, enclosure, and mobile applications.

Sensors, Accelerometers Interpret Sound, Motion, to Create Unique Visual Effects

GLOW responds to music from sources such as radio, TV and computers, responding to different music, from classical to hip-hop, with different lighting effects. Each cube uses accelerometers and multi-axis sensors to interpret rotation, speed, position and sound, then combines the elements, and produces innovative and original outputs – both audio and visual effects. Color is generated in a cube, and using the cube’s rotation, the color travels from the first cube to another. The master cube controls the flow of color from the first cube into others, creating a wave effect. If multiple cubes are in motion, the rotation of the individual cubes determines the colors, and those different colors can be blended together. By combining elements of sound and motions, GLOW can create the visual effects suited to each occasion. These functions can be used for games, which Yume Cloud is currently developing.

Many Locations, Many Applications

The highly portable GLOW can be used at many different occasions, at parties, at small gatherings or even by individuals in private locations or public settings.

Kickstarter Campaign is in process showing prices for GLOW Set

Yume Cloud completed commercial level samples in November 2015, which include custom PCB, enclosure molding, and smart phone applications. Yume Cloud has been strongly supported by the production partner, and is planning to move to the initial stage of commercial production in March 2016.

Yume Cloud started a Kickstarter campaign with retail prices as follows: 2-cube set with charger - $106; 4-cube set with charger - $199; 6-cube set with charger - $269. (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1837955349/glow-interactive-smart-cubes)

About Yume Cloud
Yume Cloud was founded by technology industry veterans in 2014. Chairman Kazu Masuda is a serial entrepreneur who has started several companies and accumulated vast knowledge in high-tech industry. Davy Yoshida is CEO, a marketing expert with 30 years experience in business development and international strategic alliances in a wide variety of electronic products. Go Miyakita is a visual effects and digital marketing specialist who joined the team to lead visual design.

For more information, please contact:
Davy Yoshida CEO, Yume Cloud – 650-814-2475
Email – davy.yoshida(at)yume-cloud(dot)com
For Interviews, please contact
Robert Burnie – Atero Marketing Group

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