“Once upon a time, there was a forest so dense no ray of sunlight hit the ground. In this forest lived all animals; the friendly deers, the majestic elephants, the funny looking long necked giraffes, the fat hippos that look like your best friend and the scary roaring lions, growling tigers and howling wolves. One day…..” your mother is telling the story and in the middle of a growing friendship between the parrot and deer, you fall asleep and enter a world in which you are playing with the deer and teaching the parrot how to say hello sitting on a tree branch when a monkey stealthily pinches your ear from behind. Such a great dream and a happy sleep are all yours. There was an inimitable quality that bedtime stories possessed. The soothing and reassuring voice of your loved ones telling you stories of morality, awakening the imaginer in you, bedtime stories play a part in moulding the character of an individual. Realizing this, PastelDreams has come up with a great solution in this fast moving world.
THE DREAMERS OF PASTELDREAMS
With a dream to convert the negative effects of digitization on kids into something productive, three youngsters set their foot forward. Nitisha Shrestha, a graduate from San diego state University with a business background and experience in creative marketing, Karandeep S. Bhalla, a B.Sc. graduate in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University with an experience in education technology, Bhupendra Trivedi, an IT engineer and the CTO of the company who has been developing ed-tech apps for 3 years are the core team members at PastelDreams. They worked on creating a technology that can render the stories in any person’s voice and overcame their initial struggles of funding by presenting this awe inspiring technology.
TECHNOLOGY THAT INVOKES HUMAN SENTIMENTS
The people at PastelDreams observed that although technology was being used to educate kids, it didn’t have any emotional or human touch to it. That is when they came up with the idea for their product vuelo. Instead of a recorded robotic voice narrating a story to kids, the stories are told in the voices of the kid’s parents. All the parents have to do is, read a short story on his smart phone or tablet. Using this, a self-modulation technology will convert all the stories into the parent’s voice. There is an entire library of stories waiting to be told at the click of a button even in the absence of parents in their voices. It develops familial relations and also makes sure children are exposed to the right kind of content which is educative and plays an important role in creating a positive thought process and environment.