New smart shower lets users pre-set the perfect temperature
This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.
Water is one of the most valuable resources in our planet and we are constantly encouraged to use it more sustainably. For those who are looking for a smart way to save water in their homes, there is now the Livin Shower, which aims to create a “holistic shower experience”. Livin Shower warms up your shower and then pauses the shower stream once the water temperature reaches a pre-set target, so you can walk in and start your shower right away with just a press of a button. The device uses a temperature control algorithm to find the shortest amount of time needed to reach the target temperature, and allows users to pause and resume the flow while maintaining the temperature, minimizing water waste.
Unlike other smart showers, the Livin Shower can be installed in minutes by anyone using just basic hand tools – no plumber needed. It comes with a mobile app that not only lets you start the shower remotely, but also monitor water usage. The shower can also connect to music apps like Spotify to allow you to create shower play lists; and to voice apps to activate the shower with voice commands. The app also lets users create up to 10 profiles, each with its own pre-set shower temperature, music, and connection to other devices. The safety lock feature will also limit the temperature to a specified range – especially useful for babies.
The Livin Shower joins a host of other recent innovations that aim to turn just about everything in the house into a smart device. These include modular outlets and smart blinds that can generate electricity. Livin Shower is currently available on Kickstarter, with prices starting at USD 349. If the project reaches its funding goal, the showers could ship in the fall of 2018. The Livin Shower is expected to retail at around USD 599. What other household appliances could benefit from being turned into smart devices?
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