The Geasy: University of Stellenbosch innovation changing our water consumption
As usual real necessity breeds innovation and our local university has developed an intelligent geyser monitoring device that will allow users to monitor and control their hot water geyser over the internet.
Geasy is attached to a geyser and promises to save energy and monitors water flow.
If you have forgotten to switch off the geyser before leaving the house, the geyser can be switched off through an app on the phone or program on a computer, expains Dr Booysen.
Geasy comes with a sim card and a modem which automatically reports to their server where the data is processed and give feedback to the user.
An internet connection is needed to access the data.
Booysen says they have 60 units that are up and running in Stellenbosch and Mpumalanga and will have 300 out by end November.
They have both an intelligent water meter as well as a geyser control units. Their website is at http://www.bridgiot.co.za/.
|Stellenbosch University develops smart geyser device by Primedia Broadcasting
Guest; Prof Thinus Booysen Senior lecturer - Dept. Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Stellenbosch university. Prof Thinus Booysen from Stellenbosch University's Department of electrical and electronic engineering (and who has spoken to us in the past about their monitoring of minibus taxis over long distances).