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Urban Aerial Agriculture


Urban Aerial Agriculture with IoT

  Hydroponic systems for enjoying agliculture in city





Conventional agriculture uses wide farmland in the country to aim mass production of vegetables. Our new urban aerial agriculture changes a toproof of building into an oasis. By changing cultivation and harvest to pleasure from labor, aquiculture is changed to service business in city from productive business.

"Suspended cultivation" is a hydroponic method that cultivates vegetables overhead by circulating water in vinyl resin pipes. Various vegetable such as tomato, strawberry, and melon are cultivated simultaneously at seven places such as an office building in Ginza, an hospital and an elementary school in Chofu by monitoring growing environment using wireless sensor modules.

Small amounts and many different kinds of plants can be cultivated simultaneously according to user requirement, and harvested vegetables are made into processed foods such as cake and jam in a French restaurantfor locally-grown and locally-consuming society and for six sector industry.



  • Suspended Cultivation
  • Room-type Hydroponic System
  • Hydroculture cultivating vegetables overehead and roots are float in the air.
    Compact machines for indoor use and a raising seedling machine with LEDs.

  • Sensor Module
  • Sensor Data
  •     A high quality sensor module for hydroculture while using cheap electrical parts.
    Growing environments are monitored in real time for hydroponic systems set on the toproofs in UEC.



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