About ShadeMe

ShadeMe is a Swiss start-up to deliver smart blinds and smart shading controllers to commerical buildings.

After five-year development in EPFL, ShadeMe offers decentralized anti-glare fully automated blinds for office buildings, which embed a compact controller integrating sensors and processors inside, employing the most advanced technology to protect users from disturbance of the strong sunlight. 

They maintain sufficient daylight in the building, while saving lighting, cooling and heating energy. ShadeMe blinds are not only easy-to-install (setup) as decentralized units, but also feature an APP for personalized set-up in each room. They target for the office buildings, schools, hospitals, museums, factories, and residential villas.

ShadeMe is a Swiss start-up to deliver smart blinds and smart shading controllers to commerical buildings.

After five-year development in EPFL, ShadeMe offers decentralized anti-glare fully automated blinds for office buildings,

 which embed a compact controller integrating sensors and processors inside, employing the most advanced technology to protect users from disturbance of the strong sunlight. 

They maintain sufficient daylight in the building, while saving lighting, cooling and heating energy. 

ShadeMe blinds are not only easy-to-install (setup) as decentralized units, but also feature an APP for personalized set-up in each room. They target for the office buildings, schools, hospitals, museums, factories, and residential villas.


Mission
ShadeMe
Deliver visual comfort natural light for users, and make buildings greener!
Honor & Prize
Support
ShadeMe has been supported the EPFL Innogrant, ENAC Innoseed, Innosuisse start-up coaching, EnablebyDesign and VentureKick Stage I. It also won the 2nd prize in the Climate LaunchPad competition (Switzerland), and 'Chunhui Cup' Innovation & Entrepreneurship competition.
Technology
Sun-glare tracking technology
The ShadeMe control box employs the ultra-wide luminance sensing technology with an identical spectral response as human eyes. It can monitor the directional light from the sky and track the glare from the sun. Using the advanced ray-tracing technology, it can calculate precisely the daylight reaching into users' eyes, adjusting blinds to the optimal position in real-time.
Team
Switzerland & China
ShadeMe has an efficient international team and advisory board. Each team member can show their talents and strengths in technology, management and marketing.
Problem
Strong sunlight
Have you ever been disturbed by the strong sunlight when working in your office? It contribute to the 15% loss of your productivity due to disturbance. Users often keep blinds at the same position for a long time, the excessive daylight penetration increase 30% energy consumption in lighting, cooling or heating. The ShadeMe decentralized anti-glare smart blinds are designed for occupants in commercial buildings, delivering visual comfort daylight and making buildings greener.
Product
Advantage:

Anti-glare protection

Maintain sufficient daylight

Easy-to-install (decentralized)

Personalized setup & override

(EN 12464-1 standard)

Technology:

High-speed sensing 

Identical V(λ) eye response

Advanced sun tracking tech

Light prediction to user-eye

Patents:

2 PCT patents pending

(Hardware & Software)

PCT/IB2018/055889

PCT/IB2019/053199

ShadeMe
APP interface
Personalized setup in light intensity & sensitivity, according to your different tasks
  • Integrated control box into the blinds
    Showcase on site of the EPFL campus
  • Fully automated blinds
    Focus on your work, enjoying visual comfort daylight, without disturbance from the strong sunlight
  • Technology
    Merits
    Decentralized: each blind works independently with personalized set-up for each room (user), perfect for private office rooms...
    Merits

    1. Decentralized: each blind works independently with personalized set-up for each room (user), perfect for private office rooms.

    2. Anti-glare: with the advanced sun-tracking & ray-tracing technology, ShadeMe blinds deliver sufficient daylight without disturbance from the strong sunlight, for comfort working experience. 

    3. Easy-to-install: with all the sensors, processors, and actuators integrated inside, ShadeMe blinds are easy-to-install in existing buildings  without the installation of room sensors (ceiling) or refurbishment needs.

    Key technology
    ShadeMe controller is designed with a high-speed V(λ) imaging system and FPGA processor...
    Advantage:
    Decentralized, easy-to-install, without installing any room or roof sensors
    Principle:
    High speed V(λ) sensing, FPGA processing, advanced sun-tracking & ray-tracing tech
    Patent:
    2 PCT patents pending (hardware & software)
    Intellectual property (IP)
    PCT/IB2018/055889, pending PCT/IB2019/053199, pending
    Intellectual property (IP)

    1. Sky Monitoring System (PCT/IB2018/055889,National phase,filed in 2017)

    2. Shading Device (PCT/IB2019/053199,National phase,filed in 2018)


    Climate impact
    Shademe can reduce CO2 by 30K tons per year
    for 1000 commercial buildings
    29K
    Passengers flying London-New York City
    60K
    Barrels of oil burnt
    1.3M
    Trees
    Excellent Team
    Dr. Yujie WuCo-Founder

    PhD with engineering background (EPFL)

    Inventor of ShadeMe smart blinds 

    Market vision

    yujie.wu@shademe.ch

    Dr. Bin DingCo-Founder

    PhD in Management (UNIL)

    Worked in Tencent management team

    Partners and Support
    Contact us
    Contact

    Landline:+41 21 693 34 35

    Address:Lausanne, Switzerland

    Website:shademe.ch

    Phone:+41 788 68 30 06

    Email:info@shademe.ch