We are protecting children from risks linked to sun exposure thanks to a connected hat.



Ilanga is protecting children from the risks linked to sun exposure. Concretely, it alerts the parents when the exposure is at risk or the kid removes his hat. Ilanga is also an educative product thanks to the implementation od a playful augmented reality experience for the kid.

Let your children enjoy the sun in total safety

Ilanga is taking care of watching out for the risks linked to sun exposure.


Sunburn prevention

Thanks to UV sensors, Ilanga knows when there is a risk of sunburn.

Removal detection

If your child removes his Ilanga hat, you will be notified.

Water resistant

No need to worry if Ilanga falls into the water, it is waterresistant!

Environment friendly

There is no need to charge Ilanga, it is 100% Solar powered!

Educative mode

Thanks to augmented reality, Ilanga raises awareness of the kids about risks linked to sun exposure in a playful way. An avatar depicts their remaining sun capital and will look less healthy as they approach the dangerous limit.

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Team members

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  • Adrien Paolini

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • EPFL
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  • Loïc Daubresse

  • Business
  • UNIL
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  • Dimitri Nassisi

  • Industrial Design
  • ECAL
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  • Thomas Faucheux

  • User Experience
  • ECAL
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  • Antoine Albertelli

  • Firmware Engineering
    Software Engineering
  • EPFL

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Border Ecologies: News/Media

July 29, 2017

Media is defined as the means of communication used to reach a large number of people. It includes some standard means such as television and newspapers, but also some more… [...]

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Border Ecologies – Sharing Economy

July 25, 2017

When, in 2008, Brian Chesky could not pay his rent, he came up with a solution: why not rent the spare rooms to travelers for cheaper than hotel? He then… [...]

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Border of ecologies – Pollution

July 25, 2017

The « Chinese » part of the China Hardware Innovation Camp is soon reaching to an end, leaving us with wonderful memories. It is probably for most of us one of the… [...]

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Last day of work & PCB factory visit

July 23, 2017

Already one week in Shenzhen! Time goes by so quickly, and there is so much to do on all projects! Yesterday was the last where we were assigned to work… [...]

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Update on the prototyping process

July 20, 2017

Hi everyone! We are glad to update you about the work we are getting done these days. Aside two pitches (on Tuesday at HAX and on Wednesday at Massive Hardware)… [...]

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Last day in Hong Kong and arrival in Shenzhen

July 17, 2017

After a week full of presentations and pitches, Saturday was the first day totally dedicated to sightseeing and discovery of the city. The aim was to walk through the more… [...]

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Friday 14: Design tour, Forbo & MakerHive

July 16, 2017

Design Tour During this Friday morning we divided ourself in 4 groups, attempting to explore different places about art and design. HKDI A part of us went to the HKDI… [...]

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Hong Kong – Shenzhen

July 16, 2017

The 5 days in Hong Kong have came to an end yesterday. We had a packed program there and struggled to find time to write on the blog. However we… [...]

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Milestone 3

June 4, 2017

Hello everyone! Here we are after the third milestone of last Friday. It was the last one before the trip to China and we now really feel like the departure… [...]

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PCB Assembly complete !

May 24, 2017

Last night, we finally assembled the first prototype of Ilanga’s electronics. I was a little bit worried as it was only my second time doing this, but my friend Salah… [...]

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PCB order

May 16, 2017

Today marks a big milestone for Ilanga: we ordered our first PCB! This may not sound like much, but for us it was quite stressful: once a board is made,… [...]

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Becoming Ilanga

May 1, 2017

Hi everyone! Last Friday Milestone 2 took place and we came up with a name and two big changes. We wanted a brand related to the sun. We also wanted… [...]

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Getting ready for the second milestone

April 27, 2017

Hey everyone We are back after a long time of silence The second milestone is approaching and we spent the week preparing it. After the holidays we came up with… [...]

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Starting week 7

April 3, 2017

Hi everybody!   After Milestone 1, we met to debrief the feedback we obtained and thought about the following. Globally the comments we received are encouraging. Each member of the… [...]

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An engineer’s view of milestone 1

April 1, 2017

  The main attraction this week was the first milestone for our group. It was the first time we could gather some feedback on our progress from supervisors and CHIC… [...]

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Week 4: Design incoming

March 22, 2017

This week our engineers finally picked the last remaining components! We calculated how much battery we will need, and it will be quite a challenge to make everything fit inside a… [...]

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March 13, 2017

Hello everyone! As we go forwards into the project, we feel like the outline of our UV-wearable becomes clearer and clearer. First of all, we have a better insight of… [...]

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Smart Wellness – Week 2

March 5, 2017

Another exciting week for team “Smart Wellness”! Our biggest question for now is how should the user interact with the product? We have several ideas that we will explore, from… [...]

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Here we are after the first week

February 24, 2017

After the kick off day of last Sunday, we feel like the project has now really begun. Even if the whole process of research we did the last semester was… [...]

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Kickoff Sunday

February 20, 2017

Today was Kickoff Day, the first time we gather to actually work on our product. We spent the morning on a presentation on startups, iterations and an intro to manufacturing.… [...]

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3..2..1.. Go !

December 7, 2016

Hi everyone, Team Wellness reporting in! What a crazy time for all of us: everyone has a ton to do for class and CHIC doesn’t help. Anyway, maybe we should… [...]

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