Whether people are 20 years old or 60 years old and whether people have high exercise intensity or low exercise intensity. Exercise should be for everyone therefore we want to create a product that improves the overall well-being by encouraging people to have the consistency of exercising, consume the fresh produce, and share healthiness with each other.
From what indoor living 2020 has impacted people’s lives. We want to redefine what is wellness and create a new lifestyle where everyone can build a habit of daily exercise, grow their own food and share joy with each other.
The Growcycle system provides 3 main components: an indoor bike that helps people to get moving, improves heart health, and boosts their muscle endurance; an indoor garden that can grow a range of edible plants all year round and with the smart system the gardening experience can be smooth and easy; an application that will enhance the whole fitness and gardening experience including fitness performance summary, online seedling purchase, providing gardening instructions and plan a healthy meal with family/friends.
The key features of the Growcycle garden are a 360 rotating garden, 500W LED, 14 seeding pods, temperature monitor, humidity monitor, and AI Sensors.
The key features of the bike are the resistance pedal, power generator, and battery. We want to make the garden become the tangible outcome of exercising so our users can pedal to generate energy for the garden.
We want to make the garden become the tangible outcome of exercising so our users can pedal to generate energy for the garden.
The Growcycle application creates a workout plan and vegetable choices based on the user's personal preferences. With sensors & cameras from the garden, the app is able to identify plant growth and notify users when it's time to take care of the plant. Fitness performance is also provided including calories burned, the energy created, and more. Users can also order seedlings directly from the app and receive customized suggestions.
Through our extensive research Growcycle redefines wellness to physical, nutritional, and social because wellness is not just being physically active but also eating healthy and being social. Research shows that socialization can help prevent mental decline and lower the risk of dementia. Therefore we are promoting a new way of living from physical, nutritional, and social.
As Asian Americans, growing up we saw our parents preparing us fruits and forcing us to eat more vegetables. They also share produce that was from their garden with their friends or neighbors. It was their way of showing love because they understand that fruits and vegetables are good for the body and they want the best for people that they care about. Another observation is that we find our grandparents are spending time at the park with friends and using some incredibly low-impact exercise equipment. They do this almost every day and the amount of exercise actually adds up and can be very beneficial for them. Inspired by the Asian elderly culture, we see a value that is universally shared which is eating fresh produce, exercise daily, and care for each other.
Growcycle can grow a range of leafy greens, herbs, microgreens, sprouts, and edible flowers all year round. Growcycle uses no soil and is completely hydroponic. With Growcycle application, it provides customized suggestions on plant choices based on the user's personal preference.
We understand that not everyone is into gardening or has the experience of growing edible plants so we want to make the gardening experience easy and fun. With sensors & cameras from the garden, the system is able to identify plants' growth. The Growcycle app will push notifications to alert users when it's time to take care of their plants and provide guidance on how to garden. Users can also order seedlings directly from the app and receive customized suggestions. So there are no worries if a user has never grown a plant before.
Sharing is caring. We want to make healthiness shareable just like how our Asian parents shared their food with others and prepared fruits for us. Users can create meal plans and let their family and friends know that their plants are ready in the app so they can share the freshness and tasty together.
We have so many exciting ideas and features in mind for its future development including making it multi-user so more people can exercise together and share the garden. We are also planning to sell different sizes, colors, and adjustable stands for the garden so that they can be fitted into different spaces. In our online store, we are planning to include a bigger variety of plants in the near future. The potential of Growcycle can be endless. So stay tuned!