HOW TO USE
Richard Lai in Engadget
As a cat owner myself, I was surprised by how realistic the tail moved, especially with how its wagging intensity increased as I petted it harder (my cat would eventually warn me with a bite). more
Tim Stevens in CNET
On first blush, I wasn't quite sure what to make of Yukai Engineering's Qoobo, but as soon as I picked the thing up it was pretty clear that it didn't matter. more
"The shape and the movements of Qoobo are very intriguing and bring a smile to my face. By looking at it when stressed, the user may have a calming experience. The concept of communicating solely through the tail's movements without the addition of sound and expressions is especially interesting. By projecting one's emotions onto the movements of the tail, it has the potential to have significant healing effects on the user. I personally felt that after using the cushion myself."
Prof. Nobuhiro Sakata
Dokkyo Medical University
Tests Show Qoobo Reduces Stress in Users
We conducted a psychological assessment on a group of 38 people (both males and females in their teens through 30s) to see how the use of Qoobo may affect their state of mind. The results showed users experienced a significant decrease in stress levels when using Qoobo, compared to when they were not. Their shift to a positive mood was particularly evident when participants answered questions measuring their level of "tension and anxiety," "depressed feelings," and "tiredness/apathy."