Shanghai, China-based Shiyi announced the completion of the MyChi non-wearable device prototype. Said device is part of the system that makes for what MyChi says is the “world’s first food therapy smart assistant,” consisting of the MyChi smart device and a companion app.
To start using it, the user just places the MyChi device under the pillow before bed and the MyChi tracks sleep patterns and delivers customized holistic health lifestyle suggestions right to the user’s phone in the morning.
The MyChi app also comes with thousands of food therapy recipes, more than 100 therapeutic foods to help with common symptoms, and seasonal eating guides.MyChi applies Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Meridian Organ Clock theory, which is used in acupuncture practice, to identify the body’s weaknesses and imbalances, turning this into actionable daily advice including a food therapy based eating plan, acupressure points and exercise recommendations. The MyChi app also comes with thousands of food therapy recipes, more than 100 therapeutic foods to help with common symptoms, and seasonal eating guides.
“The creation of MyChi is based on our own experiences. My partner Sophia Ma has had great success with several IT ventures and happily became a mother in 2012,” says cofounder Anna Na. “She followed an eating plan based on TCM food therapy and was amazed at her speedy recovery after her baby’s birth. This sparked her interest in bringing food therapy principals to a larger audience. I experienced serious health problems due to the stress of my busy lifestyle as an IT professional eight years ago. I was healed with the help of traditional Chinese medicine and began to study TCM food therapy. Both of us believe that TCM food therapy can bring modern people health in a natural way.”
Shiyi will launch an Indiegogo campaign next month to start mass production and get feedback from potential users.