Hydrao, la douche intelligente / the smart shower

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

<p> <img alt="Kkbb_smart_shower-1413049244" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/127316/kkbb_smart_shower-1413049244.png"></p> <p> The heart of the product is a shower head that indicates the number of litres of used water, in real time, having fun.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="304" src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2F6Weee1inryk%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&amp;wmode=opaque&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D6Weee1inryk&amp;image=http%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F6Weee1inryk%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=ff2702755d9749cda571c6d6c2f3eb46&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" width="540"></iframe></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_shower-1412896194" height="81" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126842/kkbb_shower-1412896194.png" width="374"></p> <p> Hydrao lights the shower with different colors according to the water used, to encourage you to limit the consumption without any other action.</p> <p> <img alt="Shower-1412807187" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126514/shower-1412807187.gif"></p> <p>  </p> <p> At the same time staying simple and affordable, Hydrao is a shower head like any other and can be plugged easily in your bathroom.</p> <p> <img alt="Pom_flexible-1412187140" height="336" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124352/pom_flexible-1412187140.png" width="584"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_battery-1412896253" height="86" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126843/kkbb_battery-1412896253.png" width="321"></p> <p>  </p> <p> 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).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Vray_pommeau_eclat__seul-1412807385" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126518/vray_pommeau_eclat__seul-1412807385.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_panda-1412896275" height="75" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126844/kkbb_panda-1412896275.png" width="488"></p> <p> Having watched at the movie "<a href="http://www.yannarthusbertrand.org/en/films-tv/a-thirsty-world-la-soif-du-monde" target="_blank">A thirsty world</a>"  from Yann Arthus-Bertrand, we decided to do something at our level and save tap water at our own home.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Poster_athirstyworld_a2_en_m-1412885521" height="399" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126813/poster_ATHIRSTYWORLD_A2_en_m-1412885521.jpg" width="284"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_anarchy-1412896303" height="77" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126845/kkbb_anarchy-1412896303.png" width="463"></p> <p> 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.</p> <p> With Hydrao you will have fun, that's the ideal tool to teach the whole family, particularly  young children, without any shouting...</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Cleia-1412188038" height="277" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124358/cleia-1412188038.jpg" width="570"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_tirelire-1412896347" height="70" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126846/kkbb_tirelire-1412896347.png" width="456"></p> <p> <strong><u>One shower</u></strong> = <strong> 80 litres of water</strong> (for a 5 minutes shower, on average), 200g of produced CO2 (electric heating) or <strong>2 kg of produced CO2</strong> (gaz or fuel heating) and <strong>0.50 €</strong> (0.25 € for water, 0.25 € for heating)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbba_shower_it_s-1412807597" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126522/kkbba_shower_it_s-1412807597.png"></p> <p> <img alt="Cout_douche-1412807610" height="263" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126523/cout_douche-1412807610.jpg" width="466"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> 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!)</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Conso_annuelle-1412807629" height="120" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126524/Conso_annuelle-1412807629.png" width="558"><img alt="Cons_table-1412807641" height="229" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126525/cons_table-1412807641.jpg" width="557"></p> <p>  </p> <p> (*) 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.</p> <p>  </p> <p> You can calculate your accurate potential savings corresponding to your case, <a href="http://www.hydrao.fr/en/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_smart-1412896387" height="100" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126847/kkbb_smart-1412896387.png" width="337"></p> <p> A version of the product is "connected" (bluetooth). An app allows you to take control with your smartphone.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Transfer_app-1412807685" height="367" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126527/transfer_app-1412807685.png" width="192"></p> <p>  </p> <p> As example, changing thresholds and colors is imaginable:</p> <p> <img alt="Apps-1412807726" height="377" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126528/apps-1412807726.png" width="385"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Record yours progress, your best score and your savings :</p> <p> <img alt="Savings_app_white-1412807757" height="376" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126530/savings_app_white-1412807757.png" width="191"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_patent-1412896415" height="87" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126848/kkbb_patent-1412896415.png" width="486"></p> <p> A patent is pending, the principle can be used by several other applications, particularly for hotels or public equipments</p> <p> <img alt="Shutterstock_collectivit_s_kkbb-1412809409" height="257" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126547/shutterstock_collectivit_s_kkbb-1412809409.jpg" width="386"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_hydra-1412895959" height="51" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126841/kkbb_hydra-1412895959.png" width="235"></p> <p> 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.</p> <p> <img alt="Shutterstock_hydra_kkbb-1412271676" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124823/shutterstock_hydra_kkbb-1412271676.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_plan-1412896439" height="52" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126849/kkbb_plan-1412896439.png" width="318"></p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_timeline-1412896456" height="673" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126850/kkbb_timeline-1412896456.png" width="581"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_team-1412896513" height="39" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126851/kkbb_team-1412896513.png" width="398"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Gab_sourire_kkbb-1412265203" height="144" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124764/gab_sourire_kkbb-1412265203.jpg" width="211">   </p> <p>    Gabriel DM., Hydrao project founder, with 4 daughter, he knows a lot about spending too much time in the bathroom at home !</p> <p> Telecom engineer, he decided to offer  his creatitivity, his skills in electronics and internet of things to sustainable development.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Didier_kkbb-1412265283" height="138" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124765/didier_KKBB-1412265283.jpg" width="212"></p> <p>    Didier, co-founder, responsible of an engineers team in ST Microelectronics, is taking in charge the manufacturing and sub-contractors.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Steph_ok_kkbb-1412265440" height="199" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124767/steph_ok_kkbb-1412265440.jpg" width="166"></p> <p>    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.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Manu_sourire_kkbb-1412265524" height="194" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124768/manu_sourire_kkbb-1412265524.jpg" width="170"></p> <p> <em>   Emmanuel, engineer responsible of system validation in ST Microelectronics, is the technical expert of the Hydrao project. He developped and validated the prototypes.</em></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_support-1412896531" height="33" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126852/kkbb_support-1412896531.png" width="416"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Bpifrance-1412265761" height="45" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124771/bpifrance-1412265761.gif" width="105"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Regionra-quadri.eps__converti_-1412809173" height="34" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126545/RegionRA-quadri.eps__Converti_-1412809173.png" width="177"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Logo-la-provence-1412271158" height="38" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124819/logo-la-provence-1412271158.jpg" width="166"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Logo_techni_cite_s-1412271201" height="34" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124821/logo_techni_cite_s-1412271201.jpg" width="166"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Inovizi_def1-1412270904" height="108" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/124818/INOVIZI_DEF1-1412270904.png" width="165"></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p>

Allocation of funds

<p> Now we have our first manufacturing prototype, our next step is the manufacturing of the product.</p> <p>  </p> <p> We decided to privilege the european industry with a french crowdfunding platform and a french company: Eolane.</p> <p> Eolane is located in the Maurienne valley (Alps) and recruits localy mainly women (working with electronics).</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Haute-maurienne__avrieux_-1411893955" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/123297/Haute-Maurienne__Avrieux_-1411893955.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Our project is "eco-friendly" and must stay "ethic" as well !</p> <p>  </p> <p> To stay affordable, it is needed to launch a minimum order of 300 showerheads.</p> <p> We are considering, in the presented budget, a layout update or a mecanical issue to solve.</p> <p>  </p> <p> 300 smart showerheads manufacturing cost:             9000 €</p> <p> First Hydrao app development cost:                           2000 €</p> <p> Electronic or mecanical manufacturing file update:     3000 €</p> <p> Crowdfunding platform (KKBB) et credit card cost:    1000 €</p> <p> _________________________<u>         </u>_______________________</p> <p> Total:                                                                         15000 €</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><u>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.</u></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Kkbb_rewards-1412896566" height="53" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/126853/kkbb_rewards-1412896566.png" width="192"></p> <p> <img alt="Contreparties_en-1413830409" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/130003/contreparties_en-1413830409.png"></p>



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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.

Estimated delivery: November 2014


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

Estimated delivery: November 2014


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.

Estimated delivery: November 2014


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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 )

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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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 )

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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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 )

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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


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Connect duo: A guiding sticker +2 Hydraos "Connect". (connected version) ( 6€ shipment included )

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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Connect family: A guiding sticker +3 Hydraos "connect". (connected version) (6€ shipment included)

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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

Estimated delivery: March 2015


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

Estimated delivery: March 2015

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