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Shenzhen: China Hardware Innovation Camp 2019 Demo Session


Today we are happy to welcome back CHIC - our long-time partner with a new batch of participants from Switzerland and Senegal at x.factory, to work on 8 hardware products the following two weeks.

CHIC is short for China Hardware Innovation Camp, originated from EPFL and has attracted students from universities in Laussane, Geneva, Fribourg in Switzerland to participate. This year, there is also a team from Senegal joining CHIC, and we are really excited to see the growth and evolution of CHIC every year! 


If you haven't heard of CHIC yet, you should definitely come join the CHIC demo session at Chaihuo x.factory in the evening of July 17th. For those who have joined CHIC meetups in the previous years, you know it's a must-join event! :) Mark your calendar. Come meet CHIC at x.factory at 19:30 ~ 21:30 on July 17th (Wednesday). 


Without further ado, let's have a look at the products CHIC participants are making this year!


Akane is an artificial plant that reacts to noise. It will be used in classrooms. When the class is too noisy, the plant closes itself and gives feedback to children for them to self regulate the sound level of the class.




Caring is a secure, trusted and simple communication platform for better healthcare. It enables the patients to precise their requests in order to help the medical staff anticipate their needs better and to split the tasks between nurses and medical assistants. Furthermore, the hospital management can analyze the data of the calls to optimize the efficiency of the work.



HapStick is more than a pair of sticks, it provides a connected recovery experience. It takes control over your recovery, making the partial weight bearing process easier, faster and less stressful for the patient and the physiotherapists. It also tracks patient's activity and improves the patient's experience.  



NOX is a connected lamp that enlightens your beloved one's home with your presence even when you are thousands of miles away from home. It's connected to WiFi. When you get closer to the lamp, it shines brighter to lighten up the mood. Besides, the sensors inside the lamp will transpose your movements into rotative mechanisms in the other lamp, like a beating heart.  



Tengo is an automated game equipment renting machine, that encourages leisure time outside with real people. It offers the game equipment that you want at the place where you need it the most. Select the game, open the box, play. 



Tolbi is a connected object that optimizes irrigation water supply. Today, farmers lose 50 to 80% of their irrigation water every day due to a lack of control over the real water needs of plants. This increases vitamin leaching from soils, excess water and high costs. Tengo offers a precision irrigating solution - it allows the producer to provide the plant with the exact amount of water it needs. 



Heptabox is a connected pill dispenser that aims to improve medication intake. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, 50% of patients have a poor medication intake and this is the main reason why a medical treatment does not work. Here is where Heptabox comes in the help!



Kneet is a smart rehab garment. It features discreet integration, making it easy to carry around. The magnetic setup makes it easy to set up without any hassles. And the live preview function makes it possible for a user and a physiotherapist to go through the rehabilitation process together. 


Welcome to x.factory & join the CHIC demo session on July 17th evening. You can learn about how CHIC works, the story and inspiration behind the products, as well as their experience of developing their initial idea to a solid project. What's more, you will be able to see the actual products working and interact with them! 


About CHIC:

China Hardware Innovation Camp (CHIC) is an academic-industry cooperation program curated by EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne). It offers a unique opportunity for students to experience the steps from idea to prototype of product innovation in team-work, cross-culture environment, to solve real-world challenges. CHIC represents an interdisciplinary approach, combining knowledge and practical elements of engineering, design, and business. It therefore offers a great learning possibility for students keen to push the boundaries of their disciplinaries. CHIC features Swiss-China cooperation in many perspectives. It has been a model of academic-industry & cross-culture collaboration. 


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Event Details

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Pricing Info: 
Free entry
Booking Phone Number: 
+86 13590636871
Place Address (English/Chinese): 
Chaihuo x.factory, B608, Design Commune, Vanke Cloud City, Dashi 2nd Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen 深圳市 南山区 打石二路万科云设计公社B608柴火创客空间
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