On October 6th three smart benches appeared nearby the headquarters of the Support Center for Families “Family Warsaw” at Warsaw’s Old Town. They allow the visitors to use free internet and charge their mobile phones.
Modern eco-friendly urban furniture appeared by the playground belonging to the Support Center for Families. The place is frequented by parents with children.
“Smart benches are a great fit to to our modern approach to the playground. We want to meet the needs of visiting parents and children, who gladly make use of the benches and the possibility to charge their smartphones”, says Jarosław Adamczuk, Director of the Warsaw Support Center for Families.
The are manufactured by a Polish company, SEEDiA, which supports the international trend of smart cities. The benches located near the center belong to Urban product line, characterized by steel construction with wooden elements. One of them is additionally equipped with a bike stand. Thanks to photovoltaic panels, they gather energy which can be used to charge mobile devices by either inductive charging (available for latest smartphones) or USB ports. While using the bench one can also make use of a free internet hotspot.
“We hope that our products will be enjoyed by the visitors, and will encourage them to spend even more time outside with their children”, says Artur Racicki, Cofounder of SEEDiA.
Support Center for Families is a municipal institution which runs family support facilities where parents can find help in properly fulfilling their duties. It conducts comprehensive activity in order to support families in Warsaw, including 10 daycare facilities for children aged 6-18, youth club, senior club, socio-therapeutic field trips and psycho-pedagogical trainings and workshops, as well as classes for apprentices and interns of psychological and pedagogical degrees. It also provides opportunities to take part in voluntary services.
Polish startup which creates smart, eco-friendly benches powered by solar energy. The company’s mission is to create modern, innovative, renewable energy-powered urban furniture for smart cities. SEEDiA currently offers 4 product lines: City, Urban, Future and Invention. SEEDiA benches are located i.a. in Warsaw, Krakow, Zielona Góra, Tarnobrzeg, Gostynin and Popielów County.
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