A new water meter app developed at Loughborough University has become shortlisted for just two national awards.
‘tApp’ is really a water management system that monitors home water usage, increases consumer awareness and reinforces water saving behaviour. It was created at Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics included in a Europe-wide initiative motivated by global water shortages.
The system is recognised for their potential impact with nominations both in academic and industry-facing awards.
It has now been shortlisted inside International Impact Award sounding purchasing A college degree Awards 2017. Termed as a ‘Oscars better education’, winners are going to be announced in a gala ceremony working in on 30th November.
tApp can also be nominated in the UK IT Industry Awards 2017 for the UK Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award. The announcement is going to be produced in London on 15 November.
The water management system uses sensors connected to water appliances in your house to collect usage data. Consumers also receive water saving tips to be able to improve household water consumption habits.
Led by Dr Lili Yang, Reader within the School of Business and Economics and her team alongside Loughborough’s Department pc Science, the roll-out of the app began with an international scope.
It was tested with users in Greece and Poland more than a three year period, and based on the eu Commission with the investment of 2.46 million. Initial findings have indicated that domestic water bills may very well be significantly reduced caused by making use of the system.
Dr Yang said: “Assisted by our innovative, cost effective and wireless sensing device C along with the smartphone and tablet app C the pilot trial brings about Poland and Greece reveal that every participating household expects to save lots of 20% of their total water consumption.
“If widely accepted by communities, besides could an important contribution to tackling the entire world water crisis be achieved, but water management companies can be capable to offer a smart and customised service with generic product C water.”
For the next thing of development, Dr Yang will introduce the tApp Living Lab at Loughborough University, where water management companies can test products using a live system.