I believe that everyone deserves to know their water.
This includes knowing what is in it and how much of it they even have.
Valv gathers this information with state of the art equipment and the help of professionals. It then presents this information right where it matters most, in a way that anyone can understand, and at a price that anyone can afford.
because no one can afford not to know their water.
But whole communities share very similar water situations so why can't they share a service?
Just in the USA...
"were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade"
"have at least one region that's expected to face some kind of water shortage in the next 10 years."
- Business Insider
Testing water today is either expensive, complicated, or both.
A solution that contained water quality testing sensors was first explored.
A minimal design that communicates quality to users. A pattern that is inspired by water is explored.
A smart faucet or shower attachment that relayed info and could stop water flow got my attention
A variety of form factors were explored including two part models for easier reading.
Further exploration was done to optimize interactions.
A works-like-model was made including an arduino that lit up under different circumstances.
free spinning valve chamber
magnetic ball valve
stainless steel plate
polypropylene injection molded
LED lights and diffuser
bluetooth and actuator
Use Case 2
Charles and Carly live in a city that faces water shortages yearly. They want to be responsible citizens and monitor their water use.
They Install Valv on their showers and have it set to shut off if the shower is run for over 30 minutes. They save money and have clear consciences!
Use Case 1
Eric and Lindsey have a child under 2. Children of this age are 4-5 times more sensitive to lead in their water.
They Install Valv in their house and set it it to a high sensitivity setting so that they can be sure that they are not washing their child in unsafe water.