Ever wonder how your water bill got so high? When are you using all this water? Is it your roommate or a family member?
Researchers have found that when people are aware of how much water is being used (ie. if they’re being timed while the water is on), they use up to 30% less. In places like drought-ridden California, 30% is a big number. In comes Droppler.
Droppler listens to your water usage – yes, listens. The company that invented it, Nascent, programmed Droppler to “hear” the sounds of water on different sinks (you can imagine how much time this took), and to block out other miscellaneous house sounds like footsteps, cooking, etc. Droppler starts off with a full bar of light in the morning, and as it hears water being used, the light depletes, and information is synced to an app. It’s supposed to make you aware of how much water is being used throughout the day.
When it’s not monitoring water usage, it can also be separated to act as a speaker or home-monitoring camera. Go figure!
Droppler has raised $62,499 USD on their Indiegogo campaign.
- Shell: Porcelain
- Wifi & Bluetooth enabled
- Light: LED
- Camera: 720px home-monitoring
- Speaker: Wifi streaming
- Price: Unknown