A universe coming alive at your fingertips
Interactive sandbox for education, therapy, and entertainment
iSandBOX is an innovative system that completes traditional sandplay with Augmented Reality technology.
The system turns the sand into a colorful 3D play area that comes alive with every movement of the player. It animates and enriches the experience of interacting with sand, allowing to play, learn and build a universe that changes at your fingertips.
iSandBOX is a multifunctional device that brings unforgettable experiences and outstanding results in:
How does it work?
How does it work?
The depth sensor captures the distance to the sand surface
This data is transferred to the PC
The PC processes the data and sends commands to the projector
The projector illuminates the sand surface with realistic textures — blue water, red volcanic lava, green hills and many other objects that change depending on the sand height and movements of the player’s hands
The box is filled with regular wet sand. The projector located on top constantly produces an image onto the sand. Kinect depth sensor located next to the projector is a motion sensor enabling users to interact with the software and control it with their gestures.
With Kinect, the iSandBOX comes alive - any action of the user detected by the sensor is analyzed and processed by the high-power PC.
As the sand surface changes, the projector transforms the image, its colors, and shapes.
iSandBOX also has a display and pushbuttons (in Standard and Mini models only) helping the user to manage the modes and adjust main settings.
16 basic modes
9 extra modes
iSandBOX software is a set of games with high-quality graphics and game mechanics. They can visualize natural phenomena, produce realistic scenes and events, that change with the movement of the sand surface. The projected image depends on the sand height and the player’s movements.
The Basic Modes package is included with every iSandBOX and contains 12 modes. This package comes free of charge.
We also offer several extra modes that can be purchased at an additional charge.
iSandBOX extra modes will enrich the learning and playing experience of children with new themes and games. They will boost children’s imagination and provide endless opportunities for role-playing and learning in a unique interactive environment.
Who might be interested?
- Indoor attractions park integrators
- Natural history, popular science museums
- Network malls
- Hotel networks
- Theme Parks
- Schools, colleges, universities
We will be glad to help you build an emotional connection between the users and your brand by creating your authentic story. Just send us a request, describing what you would like to have.
iSandBOX is supplied with a tablet with control software. It helps to easily switch between the modes and customize scenarios.
This is an especially valuable tool for educators and therapists who would like to combine different modes based on the purpose of the lesson or a therapy session. This way, they can emerge children in a unique world for them to actively learn and live through new experiences.
Numerous childcare centers, elementary schools, and science museums use iSandBOX as a great educational tool
iSandBOX will help educators to conduct engaging classes, where the students can become active learners
Powered by Augmented Reality technology, iSandBOX provides endless possibilities in children’s entertainment
The standard iSandBOX configuration is designed to accommodate up to 10 players at a time. The interactive sandbox can be furnished with a payment system that will turn iSandBOX a vending machine. This product can perfectly fit into medium and large entertainment centers, as well as shopping mall playrooms.
Exhibition / Presentation
Thanks to its simple design and great visualization possibilities, iSandBOX becomes a phenomenal tool for presentations
Build landscapes to demonstrate different natural phenomena, geology and seismology objects and effects, topography features and make your exhibits interesting for the audience. For marketing purposes it can be used as a colorful and extraordinary tool - use the drawing mode to create bright diagrams or other graphical representations of any data.
Therapy / Rehabilitation
iSandBOX is a great tool for Sandplay, a widespread therapeutic method facilitating the psyche’s natural capacity for healing
A sandbox and small figures are used to create scenes of miniature worlds reflecting a person’s inner thoughts, struggles, and concerns.
iSandBOX with its colorful modes allows to increase the efficiency of therapy sessions making it more functional and engaging for wider audiences.
Select your iSandBOX
up to 10
up to 6
up to 7
up to 10
up to 3
46 x 41,3 x 9,9
107 x 168 x 99,9
116 x 214 x 94
153 x 235 x 110
160 x 115 x 205 (240)
107 x 48 x 78
116 x 54 x 80
153 x 54 x 94
160 x 100 x 67 (102)
The cost of the sand is not included
Virtual objects interact with each other (lions chase antelopes, volcanic bombs set forests on fire, etc.)
Outstanding graphics quality. Virtual objects are highly realistic
A large variety of educational and playing modes with interactive scenarios. Regular issue of updates and new modes
AR + VR
The worlds created in the iSandBOX can be explored with a VR headset
The system can be easily managed with a tablet
We will develop any scenarios projecting customized images or animated videos exclusively for your project
Universal Terminal Systems has been developing unique products for business and children’s entertainment from 2009. As a team of professionals in business, science, and technology, we strive to create the best innovative solutions for the interactive technology market. Our products are now serving more than 300 businesses in 44 countries!
TDK Group Australia Ltd (Australia)
Tel.: 1300 74 89 89
Shanghai Palm International Co Ltd (China)
Tel.: +86 25 8657 9225
Alien Net Company (Kuwait)
DIGITAL GARDEN INC. (Japan)
AEGM Solutions (South Africa)
Abdul Razak Esakjee
Tel.: +27 83 415 3818
Our partnership network is expanding, and we are constantly looking to build connections with thriving and ambitious businesses. Contact us today to find out how to become our partner in your country or region.
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Facts and figures
partners around the world
children play with our interactive sandboxes
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We are looking forward to your assistance in creating better learning and playing experiences for children around the globe.
Frequently asked questions
The sandbox works in the power range from 100 to 240 V. The Standard and Mini versions have a computer with a 450W power supply (bill acceptor and sensor are powered from the computer) + 270W projector + 60W monitor, total: 780 W. The Lite version power consumption is 720W.
We provide power cables according to the power supply standards of each country.
iSandBOX is usually delivered to customers in plywood crates but it also possible to package the product in a foamed polyethylene wrapped with cardboard. We arrange shipping services by air to the closest international airport (on CIP basis of Incoterms-2010), or door-to-door (DAP basis). It takes only several days to deliver the equipment to most distant locations. Land or sea deliveries are sometimes feasible for larger volumes, but obviously take more time. The shipment rate is calculated individually for each destination and shipment volume. It depends on the Incoterm selected, and may include packaging, international delivery, insurance and customs clearance. We collaborate with many international freight-forwarding companies, and choose the best delivery option for every customer.
The manufacturing of iSandBOX requires a period starting at 14 business days
Any place visited by a lot of children: schools and kindergartens, museums, cafes, children's game rooms, indoor playgrounds, child care centers, cinemas, shopping centers, exhibitions. In order to ensure bright and clear projection on the sand surface, install your equipment in a shadowed place.
The software package is the same for each iSandBOX model. Each model is supplied with a default package of 16 basic modes. The number of modes may be increased up to 25 as an extra package.
iSandBOX is supplied without sand because most of the time local sources of sand can be easier found and are less costly. If necessary, we can help you identify the suppliers in your area.
We recommend using regular small or medium fraction washed sand - river, sea beach, or quartz. When touched, it should give a pleasant feeling, and does not produce much dust. You can use certified sand for playgrounds.
The lighter the sand color, the better the projection. However, please notice that a snow-white sand with glassy particles may result in blurred image due to optical refraction.
The sand can be dry or, if you are willing to create more sophisticated shapes and objects, be damped with several liters of water.
When after a while the sand acquires the impurities, we recommended to completely replace it. That can be done once in several months.
Regular sand proved to be the best substance for iSandBOX, though some of our customers tried salt, rice, paper pulp and even artificial snow as a substitute. Before trying any alternatives, we recommend to experiment with small quantities first.
Kinetic (polymeric) sand is not recommended, because it is costly and becomes solid soon.
Please contact our Technical Support, and you will get a response in less than 24 hours.
Technical support contacts
The detailed step-by-step instructions describing how to build the sandbox will be included with your iSandBOX. All necessary tools and fasteners (bolts, nuts, washers) are also included. If anything is lacking, please contact our Technical Support. We assemble, test, disassemble and pack every product before shipping.
Technical support contacts
When purchasing a software package, study the PC requirements and check with your manager at UTS that your system matches them. After the purchase you will receive a link to download the installation program, your personal ID and access password to activate your software license. If necessary, UTS Technical Support will distantly help you with installation of the iSandBOX Software and calibration of the equipment.
The warranty period for iSandBOX is 12 months. If any component of iSandBOX fails during this period, UTS will replace it free of charge. We assume all the expenses for replacing the failed unit, including the shipping costs. The warranty does not cover physical damage or failures caused by moisture penetration or low temperatures. A warranty card with all the terms and conditions is included with your iSandBOX.
Yes, it is absolutely possible. UTS has extensive experience in designing and manufacturing equipment and branding elements. We can develop customized housing using various materials: metal, glass, plastic, wood, rubber, leather, etc.
The Lite version should be installed vertically, camera down, parallel to the floor, at the center of a sand container. The distance between the sand container bottom and the sensor should be 170-180 cm. The area of the projected image changes depending on the height at which the iSandBOX is installed.
The recommended amount is 200-220 kg.
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