A rewards system in Yanji, China accredits points to individuals who do good — from mowing lawns to donating stem cells.
Tosee is a smart device which lets smokers monitor their cigarette consumption and helps them cut down or quit.
Xiao Zhu is projecting images of crying babies onto the toxic smoke emitted from factories to promote sustainable business and cleaner air.
Public Dance Classics is an app which enables anyone to learn the routines of the dancing grannies who perform in China’s public squares.
Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, China’s Impossible is a foldable electric bike that is small and light enough to fit in a bag.
Created in China, Budiu are a pair of kids’ sneakers that feature embedded GPS locators so parents know where they are.
The Wind Six wearable air purifier lets people breathe in polluted cities while also monitoring the air around the wearer.
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.
China’s GEAK has developed a ring that uses NFC to unlock the wearer’s smartphone only when they’re holding it.
The Didi Dache app gets passengers to bid a higher tip to increase the likelihood of securing a cab.
Yihaodian is launching augmented reality stores, which give customers the impression of a physical store while they browse on their smartphones.
The Chinese Thirst project has launched a new app designed for women who flush the toilet unnecessarily just to cover up embarrassing bathroom sounds.
FLOAT is an initiative to teach residents of Beijing how to build and use kites equipped with air pollution monitors.