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C-UP / Smart Water Cup


C-UP is a smart reminder designed for people who work at desk for long hours. Nowadays, people often sit for long time and forget to take a break. With changes of the image on the cup, it can reminds you to fill your empty cup and drink some water. During the process, you can lift your head, take a walk and replenish water. Because C-UP looks exactly like a common cup when the image stays still, you won't be interrupted when working. When it is time for the water break, the image becomes dynamic so that you can notice it. In this case, the little whale on the cup will cry and beg you for water and no one would be so harsh on such a cute one.


Shanghai Jiaotong University

Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai, China

Liu Lu,
Shanghai Jiaotong University