Concentrated investment has led to a boom in China’s ‘smart’ product innovation — including sex tech.

“We found a demand for smarter sex toys from our consumers, but there were no products like that out in the market,” Chunshuitang founder Lin Degang told Technode in an interview.

Chinese online sex product retailer Chunshuitang has developed a series of adult IoT products, and is now developing virtual reality related products. Mr. Lin announced earlier this year that the company invested 10 million yuan ($1.5 million USD) in R&D to get adult VR products on the shelves by June.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com