What are Tellmies?
Any soft toy – or other object – can transform into a Tellmie with our vandal resistant custom made technology. It turns into an interactive audio guide for families, school groups and/or visually impaired visitors, that guides them, asks questions and responds to their answers by using various sensors.
Tellmies work with custom made electronics and determine their position using beacons. They offer small groups of visitors a shared audio experience through build in speakers instead of earphones.
With sensors in their back, head, tail and/or paws they allow people to interact with them. All technology is invisible on the outside. This makes the Tellmies feel magical, fun and – especially for children – truly ‘alive’.
For a more interesting, educational and fun museum visit
Different types of educational institutions, like museums and zoos, are using Tellmies and visitors are enthusiastic about these tours. They report it makes their visit more interesting, more educational and surely more fun! Also, museum employees notice that families with Tellmies pay better attention to the collection than families without Tellmies.
For individual visitors or groups
Tellmies can be used as a guides that points the way throughout the museum and enriches collections with details, fun facts or more background information. But they can also function as a set of ‘extra hands’ to help out with school groups. With a Tellmie on their arm, mentors from outside the museum, become instant experts about a subject once the Tellmie starts transmitting all sorts of information.
We have developed Tellmies for various art and heritage museums throughout the Netherlands.