Drip Chip: an integrated electronic system for the aware consumption of water at home
Drip Chip is a prototype device developed by the class Innovative Sensing Nanoelectronic Devices of the Master of Science in Nanotechnology and Electronics Engineering. This project reached the final stage of the Innovation Design Contest Award, hosted by "Selezione di Elettronica" magazine and sponsored by ON Semiconductors. Drip Chip is a smart electronic system based on More Than Moore approach that integrates water flow sensors, processing circuits, wireless signal transmission and power supply. Its goal is to raise awareness to the right water consumption in domestic environment also by means of an app.
Drip Chip electronic system is able to detect minimum water losses and to measure water consumption for specific daily life operations, comparing the acquired data with the standard values recommended by the World Water Commission. The system is so small that can replace the shut-off valve of the sink without requiring hard interventions on the hydraulic system.