Sprāv – The Wireless Smart Shower Meter That Will Tell You When To Get Out. [Video]

Sprav - The Smart Shower Meter.Ok, who’s in for shortening their next shower? For the few that did raise their hands, Sprāv is the product for you. Designed by students from Case Western Reserve University, Sprāv is a wireless water meter that gives you control of your water and energy consumption. Sprāv attaches to the arm before your shower head and uses green, yellow and red lights to let the shower taker know how long they’ve been showering. The goal of the changing lights is to encourage users to shorten their showers.

We’ve seen shower shorteners in the past (ie Waterpebble) but what makes the Sprāv different is its ability to track your shower and instantly report to you how much you are saving by changing your showering habits.

Sprāv is now on Kickstarter. [Sprāv]


The Waterpebble Tells You When To Get Out Of The Shower

“But can it differentiate water from urine? If I step in the shower with a ‘full tank’, so to speak, I don’t want that going towards my overall count!”
Comment from Tipoo on the Waterpebble
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Priestmangoode WaterpebbleThe Waterpebble from Priestmangoode is a neat little gadget designed to alert you when you need to get out of the shower. It works by monitoring the amount of water that goes down the drain during your shower. And with each use, the Waterpebble fractionally shortens the amount of time you should spend in the shower through the use of lights. The Waterpebble is a one-time use product that will last approx 4-6 months and is fully recyclable. Here is how it works:

The Waterpebble from Priestmangoode

Our take on the Waterpebble is that it’s a great idea that could inspire new ideas that encourage shower-takers to be more aware of their shower length. My system now is to get out when the water starts to feel cold which for men gives new meaning to the term “Waterpebble.” But I would consider purchasing a Waterpebble for my kids who seem to believe the vast ocean they’ve seen is the source of their shower water. So in our case, it’s either a Waterpebble or an egg timer in a Ziploc bag.

Where to buy the Waterpebble: Dry Planet (UK)