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WHAT'S QOOBO

WHAT'S QOOBO

A Tailed CushionA Tailed Cushion That Heals Your Heart

Qoobo is a therapeutic robot in the form of a cushion with a tail. When caressed, it waves gently. When rubbed, it swings playfully. And, it occasionally wags just to say hello. It's comforting communication that warms your heart the way animals do. Begin your "tail therapy" today and wrap yourself with fuzzy love.

HOW TO PLAY

PRODUCT

FEATURES

  • STROKE >

    Lifelike tail movements

  • REACT >

    Right weight and size to cuddle

  • GET HEALED

    Soft and smooth fur

COLORS

A new friend has joined, and now you can choose from 3 colors.

  • HUSKY GRAY
    HUSKY GRAY
  • FRENCH BROWN
    FRENCH BROWN
  • SILKY BLACK
    SILKY BLACK
About the new color Silky Black

TECHNOLOGY

We worked to develop a technology that can move your heart and a cushion tail.

  • Through trial and error, we developed a mechanism that closely mimics the complex movements of an animal's tail.

  • We observed an animal's movements and designed a program to have them reproduced.

EXPERT OPINION

Prof. Nobuhiro Sakata

Qoobo intrigued me because the shape of the tail and the ways it moves just bring a smile to my face. When you are stressed, I think this could comfort you and heal you. It's a refreshing concept to have humans and a robot communicate only through tail movements without relying on sounds or facial expressions. As a user, you would project your emotions onto how the tail moves, and you could get a sense of healing from that. I felt it after using the cushion myself.

Prof. Nobuhiro Sakata
Dokkyo Medical University

Prof. Kazuko Obayashi

"Is this a tadpole? A cat? Oh, it's waving its tail! How interesting!" These were some of the reactions of the elderly when they first met Qoobo. Among communication robots, it's rare to find one which naturally draws out commentary and urges individuals to interact with it. It was a moment where we could see how Qoobo moves people's hearts and spreads smiles. Another positive aspect is users don't get tired of Qoobo's effects.

Prof. Kazuko Obayashi
Nihon Fukushi University

DEMONSTRATION TEST

About the Healing Effects Experiment

Tests Show Qoobo Reduces Stress in Users

We had a psychological assessment conducted on a group of 38 people (both males and females in their teens through 30s) to see how using Qoobo may affect their state of mind. The results showed they experienced meaningful reductions in their stress levels when using Qoobo, compared to when not. Positive mood changes were particularly evident in the participants' responses to the questions posed to measure their levels of "tension and anxiety," "depressed feelings" and "tiredness/apathy."

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Tests Show Qoobo Reduces Stress in Users

Positive Response Effect Demonstration at an Elderly Care Facility

The effect of Qoobo's tail movements was measured with 40 men and women at intensive care elderly homes and elderly welfare facilities. It was demonstrated that the presence of a "Qoobo with a moving tail" had significant effects on users. The Qoobo "moved their hearts," and urged them to comment on or pet it. It also allowed for increased interaction with other users. These effects were maintained for the entire 3-week duration of the experiment. There was no decrease in the effects due to "boredom." Instead, positive effects were amplified, showing that Qoobo is a tool that can be used continuously.

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Positive Response Effect Demonstration at an Elderly Care Facility

SPECIFICATION

  • Power

    Rechargeable battery

  • Battery Run Time

    8+ hours

  • Size

    W330 x H160 xD 540 mm

  • Weight

    Approx. 1,000g

  • System_requirements

    Temperature : +10℃ ~ +35℃
    Humidity : +20% ~ +80%

  • Material

    Body : ABS、nylon
    Charging cable : Vinyl chloride
    Cushion : Acrylic、polyester、zinc alloy

※Design may change without notice.

PURCHASE

You can order Qoobo on amazon.comYou can order Qoobo on amazon.com
The following payment
methods are also available.
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STORES

  • SAKODA Home furnishings Fukuoka Odo-koen Store

    〒819-0001

    2-1-32 Odo Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken

  • SAKODA Home furnishings Fukuoka Chikushino Store

    〒818-0024

    836-4 Haruda Chikushino, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken

  • SAKODA Home furnishings Kumamoto Store

    〒869-0411

    80-1 Mizumachi Uto-shi, Kumamoto-ken

  • SAKODA Home furnishings Yojjiro Store

    〒890-0062

    1-9-17 Yojirō Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima-ken

  • SAKODA Home furnishings Oita Shinkawa Store

    〒870-0016

    2-1261-1 Shinkawamachi Oita-shi, Oita-ken

  • Kagoshima LoFt

    〒892-0826

    Maruya Gardens 3F, 6-5 Gofukumachi Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima-ken

  • Kokura LoFt

    〒802-8508

    COLET Izutsuya 6F, 3-1-1 Kyōmachi Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu-shi, Fukuoka-ken

  • Tenjin LoFt

    〒810-0004

    Tenjin Loft Building, 4-9-25 Watanabedōri Chūō-ku, Fukuoka-shi

  • Hiroshima LoFt

    〒730-8501

    SOGO Hiroshima New Building 8F, 6-27 Motomachi Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken

  • Tokyu Hands Hiroshima

    〒730-0013

    16-10 Hatchōbori Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken

  • Okayama LoFt

    〒700-0821

    Okayama Lotz, 1-11-54 Nakasange, Kita-ku, Okayama-ken

  • Yume Town Tokushima LoFt

    〒771-1202

    Yume town Tokushima 1F, Higashinakazu-88-1 Okuno Aizumi, Itano-gun, Tokushima-ken

  • Takamatsu LoFt

    〒760-0029

    7-16 Marugamemachi Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa-ken 760-0029

  • Fukuyama Port Plaza LoFt

    〒720-8523

    Port Plaza NIkka 2F, 3-1-25 Irifunechō Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken

  • Nishinomiya LoFt

    〒663-8204

    Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens 2F, 14-2 Takamatsucho, Nishinomiya-shi, Hyogo-ken

  • Kobe LoFt

    〒651-0088

    Kobe Hankyu (Former Sogō Kōbe) 8-1-8 Onoedori Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo-ken

  • Kyoto LoFt

    〒604-8031

    mina Kyoto 4-6F, 58, Daikokucho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-fu

  • Umeda LoFt

    〒530-0013

    16-7 Chayamachi Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu

  • Sakai LoFt

    〒593-8325

    Ario otori Ario mall 1F, 3-199-12 Otoriminamimachi Nishi-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka-fu

  • Senribanpaku LoFt

    〒565-0826

    LaLaPort EXPOCITY 1F, 2-1 Senribanpakukōen Suita-shi, Osaka-fu

  • Abeno LoFt

    〒545-0052

    Abeno_and 2F, 2-1-40 Abenosuji Abeno-ku, Osaka-fu

  • Osaka Izumi LoFt

    〒594-1157

    LaLaport Izumi 4F, 4-4-7 Ayumino, Izumi-shi, Osaka-fu

  • Takatsuki LoFt

    〒569-1116

    Takatsuki Hankyu 3F,4−1, Hakubaicho, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka-fu

  • Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Umeda Store

    〒530-0011

    1-1 Ofukacho Kita-ku, Osaka-shi Osaka-fu

  • Edion Namba

    〒542-0076

    3-2-18 Nanba Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu

  • LoFt Mishima

    〒411-0838

    Ito Yokado Mishima 2F, 9-30 Nakatamachi, Mishima-shi, Shizuoka-ken

  • IDEA SEVENTH SENSE Takashimaya Gate Tower Mall

    〒450-6604

    JR Takashimaya Gate Tower Mall 4F, 1-1-3 Meieki Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken

  • Okazaki LoFt

    〒444-8710

    Okazaki Seibu 4F, Sotoyama-38-5 Tosakicho Okazaki-shi, Aichi-ken

  • LoFt Nagoya

    〒460-0008

    Nadya Park 3-18-1 Sakae Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken

  • Tokyu Hands Annex

    〒460-0003

    3-5-4 Nishiki Naka-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken

  • Tokyu Hands Nagoya

    〒450-6003

    1-1-4 Meieki Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken

  • Gifu LoFt

    〒500-8175

    2-11-1 Nagazumicho Gifu-shi, Gifu-ken

  • Niigata LoFt

    〒950-0088

    LoveLa Bandai 5F, 1-5-1 Bandai Chuo-ku, Niigata-shi, Niigata-ken

  • Fukui LoFt

    〒910-0006

    SEIBU Fukui Store New Building 3-4F, 1-9-20 Chuo Fukui-shi, Fukui-ken

  • Ueda LoFt

    〒386-0025

    Ario Ueda 1F, 3-5-1 Tenjin Ueda-shi, Nagano-ken

  • Laox Sapporo Tokeidaidori Store

    〒060-0001

    1F, 2F and 7F, Shikishima Kitaichijo Building, 3-3 Kitaichijo-nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

  • Machida LoFt

    〒194-0013

    Machida MODI 5F, 6-2-6 Haramachida Machida-shi, Tokyo

  • Ginza LoFt

    〒104-0061

    Ginza Velvia 4F, 2-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

  • Ikebukuro LoFt

    〒171-0022

    SEIBU Ikebukuro 11F, 1-28-1 Minamiikebukuro Toshima-ku, Tokyo

  • Futako Tamagawa LoFt

    〒158-0094

    Futako Tamagawa Rise Shopping Center Dogwood Plaza 5-6F, 2-23-1 Tamagawa Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

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FAQ

  • Where can I buy Qoobo?

    Qoobo can be purchased from the following retailers.

  • For what ages is Qoobo designed?

    Qoobo is designed for use by all ages, except for babies. Please do not allow children and disabled individuals unaccompanied access to the product.

  • Can I sit on Qoobo?

    Please do not sit or stand on the cushion/tail. Just like any pet, Qoobo likes to be cuddled and gently petted.

  • Can I wash the fur cover?

    If the cover is heavily soiled, soak it in lukewarm water with laundry detergent and gently press it in water to clean. The fur texture may change as a result of washing.

  • Are there color options for Qoobo?

    Qoobo comes in Husky Gray, French Brown and Silky Black.

  • Does Qoobo respond to my voice?

    Qoobo does not have a voice recognition system. To communicate with Qoobo, please use non-verbal communication methods, such as patting and caressing.

  • How do I feed (charge) Qoobo?

    Qoobo operates on a rechargeable battery. Plug the charging cable’s jack firmly into the charger port located adjacent to the base of Qoobo’s tail.

  • What environment is best suited for Qoobo?

    Qoobo can be used in homes, offices, stores and other types of faclities. It cannot be used, however, in hot and humid conditions or exposed to constant vibrations.

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