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.
The average American shower uses up 17.2 gallons of water each time it’s used and is the third highest consumer of water in the home, behind toilets and washing machines. While devices such as Ecodrain have made attempts to make the shower more environmentally-friendly. Currently seeking funding through Indiegogo, Eva is a smart shower that lets users track their water usage and intelligently reduces waste.
The device can replace any existing shower and works with most standard nozzles. Once it’s installed, the shower uses a number of smart features to ensure water isn’t wasted. For those who like to do other tasks while they’re waiting for the water to heat up, Eva cuts the water flow when it’s reached the optimum temperature until users are ready to get in.
When they’re showering, an array of sensors also detects the stage they’re at — offering more water when they’re close to the shower to rinse, and less when they’ve stepped away to lather or shave. The shower can be connected to owners’ smartphones, where they can control it through the Eva app and track their statistics.
Watch the video below for more information about the device:
Eva is available to pre-order through Indiegogo from USD 99. At the time of writing, the campaign still has 17 hours left, although it’s already reached its funding goal. Are there other household devices that can bring smart capabilities to standard appliances?