Hydrao, la douche intelligente / the smart shower

Hardware, Environment, Design of objects

Project visual Hydrao, la douche intelligente / the smart shower
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Gabriel DM
Grenoble
222
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Friday, December 19, 2014
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€18,759
Out of €15,000
125 %

How much water do you think you used during your last shower ? Saving water is no more than playing, playing with color lights

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Hydrao, la douche intelligente / the smart shower

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The heart of the product is a shower head that indicates the number of litres of used water, in real time, having fun.

 

 

 

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Hydrao lights the shower with different colors according to the water used, to encourage you to limit the consumption without any other action.

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At the same time staying simple and affordable, Hydrao is a shower head like any other and can be plugged easily in your bathroom.

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In order to stay totally ecological, the product doesn't need any battery!  The lighting of the LEDs and the electronic chipset are taking the power from the water flow to operate (micro hydroelectric mill).

 

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Having watched at the movie "A thirsty world"  from Yann Arthus-Bertrand, we decided to do something at our level and save tap water at our own home.

 

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We are all knowing perfectly that it is much more efficient to reduce our ecological footprint by acting thanks to encouragement and education rather that coercion.

With Hydrao you will have fun, that's the ideal tool to teach the whole family, particularly  young children, without any shouting...

 

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One shower 80 litres of water (for a 5 minutes shower, on average), 200g of produced CO2 (electric heating) or 2 kg of produced CO2 (gaz or fuel heating) and 0.50 € (0.25 € for water, 0.25 € for heating)

 

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Above the "savings for the planet", the resulting cost (water and heating) at home should encourage you as well. A family of 4 people could save 250 € per year (and thus make your investment quickly profitable!)

 

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(*) for an average cost of water and energy in France in 2014 and assuming that everybody is taking a daily shower, with a target of 55 litres instead of a usual 80 litres.

 

You can calculate your accurate potential savings corresponding to your case, here.

 

 

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A version of the product is "connected" (bluetooth). An app allows you to take control with your smartphone.

 

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As example, changing thresholds and colors is imaginable:

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Record yours progress, your best score and your savings :

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A patent is pending, the principle can be used by several other applications, particularly for hotels or public equipments

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Hydra is a small island of the Egean sea. We made a trip overthere when we were students. We were amazed by the fact that water was very rare. Every day a water tanker is bringing water for hotels and tourists showers.

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   Gabriel DM., Hydrao project founder, with 4 daughter, he knows a lot about spending too much time in the bathroom at home !

Telecom engineer, he decided to offer  his creatitivity, his skills in electronics and internet of things to sustainable development.

 

 

 

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   Didier, co-founder, responsible of an engineers team in ST Microelectronics, is taking in charge the manufacturing and sub-contractors.

 

 

 

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   Stéphane, responsible of the foundation "Défi sport" (Sport for disabled children and young adults), has specified the product and its improvements, particularly the new apps for iOS and Android.

 

 

 

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   Emmanuel, engineer responsible of system validation in ST Microelectronics, is the technical expert of the Hydrao project. He developped and validated the prototypes.

 

 

 

 

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Allocation of funds

Now we have our first manufacturing prototype, our next step is the manufacturing of the product.

 

We decided to privilege the european industry with a french crowdfunding platform and a french company: Eolane.

Eolane is located in the Maurienne valley (Alps) and recruits localy mainly women (working with electronics).

 

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Our project is "eco-friendly" and must stay "ethic" as well !

 

To stay affordable, it is needed to launch a minimum order of 300 showerheads.

We are considering, in the presented budget, a layout update or a mecanical issue to solve.

 

300 smart showerheads manufacturing cost:             9000 €

First Hydrao app development cost:                           2000 €

Electronic or mecanical manufacturing file update:     3000 €

Crowdfunding platform (KKBB) et credit card cost:    1000 €

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Total:                                                                         15000 €

 

 

 

Now, we need you ! If you make a donation, and that the total amount funded reaches 15000 € (if unfortunately, it is not the case, you will be totally refunded), we will keep you aware and we commit to provide the following rewards.

 

 

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Choose your reward

For €5 and more

A BIG THANK YOU - Support the project, help us to manufacture the product and to prove that we can go far with very few. I will keep you informed about the following.
  • Backers: 9
  • Delivery November 2014

For €19 and more

A guiding sticker + 2 soaps from Marseille: lavender and orange blossom struck with the Hydrao seal ! (shipment included)
  • Delivery November 2014

For €26 and more

The activist T-Shirt. With the Hydrao logo. Grey, black, white, orange ou blue. (shipment included) I will come back to you about size, shape and color.
  • Delivery November 2014

For €54 and more

Classic solo: A guiding sticker + the very first version of the Hydrao "Classic". Fix thresholds. Starts flashing above 50 litres. Simple and ideal to save money at home. ( 6€ shipment included )
  • Backers: 65
  • Delivery März 2015

For €69 and more

Connect solo: A guiding sticker + the very first version of the Hydrao "Connect". Programmable thresholds and colors (with your smartphone). Personalize and control your savings. Geeks who will take shower at your home will be amazed and jealous ! ( 6€ shipment included )
  • Backers: 72
  • Delivery März 2015

For €80 and more

Tailored: A guiding sticker + a unique model of Hydrao personalized with your own setting ! (I will come back to you to get them).No need of smartphone. . ( 6€ shipment included )
  • Backers: 6
  • Delivery März 2015

For €96 and more

Classic duo: A guiding sticker + 2 Hydraos "Classic". Fix thresholds. Starts flashing above 50 litres. ( 6€ shipment included )
  • Backers: 21
  • Delivery März 2015

For €117 and more

Combo duo: A guiding sticker +2 Hydraos (1 "Classic" and 1 "Connect"). ( 6€ shipment included )
  • Backers: 11

For €126 and more

Connect duo: A guiding sticker +2 Hydraos "Connect". (connected version) ( 6€ shipment included )
  • Backers: 12
  • Delivery März 2015

For €135 and more

Classic family: A guiding sticker +3 Hydraos "Classic". Fix thresholds. Starts flashing above 50 litres. ( 6€ shipment included )
  • Backers: 8
  • Delivery März 2015

For €180 and more

Connect family: A guiding sticker +3 Hydraos "connect". (connected version) (6€ shipment included)
  • Backers: 8
  • Delivery März 2015

For €4,000 and more

Distributor Classic. Special offer for distributor: 100 Hydraos "Classic" units pack to test the market before anyother.
  • Delivery März 2015

For €5,500 and more

Distributor Connect. Special offer for distributor: 100 Hydrao "Connect" units pack to test the market before anyother.
  • Delivery März 2015

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