The NeoSpectra ChromaTap is an innovative faucet add-on which gives users a visual indicator of water temperature, thus reducing the incidence and probability of hot water related injuries, as well as providing novelty value. It achieves this goal by implementing an internal water temperature sensor and providing an instant visual feedback to the user by lighting the water up with continuous red-blue bicolor spectra, where red represents temperature higher than room temperature, and blue represents below room temperature. In addition, the intensity of the light is designed to reflect the magnitude of water temperature deviation from the room temperature. A shower version, which is a showerhead replacement providing similar temperature visual indication to the faucet version, is also planned.In addition to being a stylish household decoration, the ChromaTap is also an educational device for underage users, and a safe-guard device for seniors. It is a compact, and simple attachment, which works with all water taps, and is intended to be safe, affordable, and easy to use and install.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440. Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem. This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
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