In China, the creators of the popular mobile game Timi Run Everyday are forcing players to exercise in order to unlock special in-game rewards.
Chinese tech giant Baidu has created smart chopsticks, which detect contamination in food and use a red light to indicate to diners that they should think twice about finishing their meal.
Some Chinese theaters have introduced cinema texting, where viewers’ comments can be sent directly to the screen for everyone else to see.
Hefei City in China has issued QR code badges to elderly people, enabling passersby to help them back to their home if they get lost.
From China, Wokamon is a virtual pet app that requires kids to walk and exercise in order to keep their creature alive.
Kandi Technologies has developed a gigantic vending machine stocked with cars, delivered on-demand as part of an electric vehicle sharing program.
Beijing-based Plugaway enables consumers to simply plug an adapter into each power socket to turn whatever’s connected into a smart device.
The Water Bench is a Dutch-Chinese innovation that puts the furniture to work during heavy rain, collecting rainwater to irrigate the parks they sit in during drier spells.
Recognizing that clothes fit people in different ways, China’s Vancl Star app enables users to view items worn by their fellow customers.
The New Century Global Center is now the world’s biggest freestanding building by floor space, offering hotel, shopping and entertainment facilities – as well as a giant artificial beach – all under one roof.