CHIC / EPFL visits MakerBay

MakerBay was very fortunate to have the visit of the brilliant interdisciplinary teams of EPFL – the CHIC Program.  Discover the projects made possible by interdisciplinary teams:

Come and listen to the journey of designing an IoT product, experienced by interdisciplinary teams of design, engineering and business students from Switzerland and Senegal. Just a few months after starting from a blank page, they dived into the Shenzhen/Hong Kong hardware ecosystem to finish their prototype. You will hear the teams presenting their projects and see the actual prototypes.

Projects presented:

  • CARING: Secure, trusted and simple communication for better healthcare.
  • Tolbi: Solving the problem of wasting farmers’ water to optimize their resources and improve their performance.
  • kneet: Making knee rehabilitation simpler for better global health.
  • Tengo: Joy is spontaneous. Our product has it and rents it, whenever you want at the place where you need it the most.
  • AKANE: A tool that will help you manage your noise level in the classroom.
  • Hapstick: More than a pair of sticks, a connected recovery experience.
  • Heptabox: Follow your medical treatment properly.
  • NOX: With the set of lamps NOX, brighten up the lives of your loved ones takes a new dimension

From MakerBay side we heard

  • Kidwriter: Platform for kids to publish books for other kids, by Joe Chew
  • Ghost Net Tagger: IOT Devices to collect ghost nets, by Ken Chew
  • Special People: How special needs people are us, by Kamakshi Bhavnani
  • MakerBench: an integrated tool for local innovation globally, by Cesar Jung-Harada for MakerBay

Find out more about the program and the current projects on

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Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.