European start-up Smart & Blue, which builds awareness of water conservation, demonstrated the first water-powered and Bluetooth connected showerhead at CES 2016 in las Vegas last week.
Hydrao is an environmentally friendly connected device that tracks water usage in the shower.
As water conservation continues to be a high priority, Hydrao will track, measure and educate users on the importance of self-restrictions. The smart showerhead is easy to assemble and can be installed into any standard tub. Hydrao is designed to help reduce excessive water usage in the home through positive reinforcement and cool technology.
Hydrao comes equipped with LED lights, a sleek design and is easy to handle. The showerhead can fit into a small child’s hands. Hydrao can also
be transformed into a standard detachable showerhead by removing it from its mount. Once the water is turned on, the connected showerhead begins tracking the water flow instantly. A green light comes on and remains the same color as long as the
shower water used does not exceed a set limit.
When the limit is passed, the Hydrao communicates with a mobile app and changes colour to alert the user of the next threshold.
The Smart & Blue mobile app (available on iOS and Google Play) is designed for a family of four and allows the users to create thresholds, individual profiles and track savings per shower. Users can customise each threshold with their favourite colours. The 3-tier thresholds can be customised to reflect, yellow, red and green, once each level is reached.
Depending on the source of water heating, users will also see a difference in their overall household utility bills.
Not only does Hydrao make bath time more enjoyable for children, but parents will appreciate the fact that their kids are learning about water conservation in a fun way and are developing great life habits.
“I created Hydrao to with the idea in mind that I could educate my little girls on the importance of saving water; I needed to make bath time fun and educational in order for them to develop good habits,” says Gabriel Della Monica, CEO and Co-Founder of Smart & Blue. “Shortly after seeing the positive effects it had on them both, I decided to bring the same knowledge and excitement to other families around the world.”