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AQUA - Smart Weather Station
Winner - Bronze
Competition: Spark:Spring Concept
Designer: Michael Morath
Design Type: Digital & Graphic
Company / Organization / School: University of Wuppertal, Germany
AQUA is a smart weather station that helps you to lower the water consumption in your garden by using AI to intelligently combine local soil and online weather data. The concept addresses the problem of rationed water supply that many home owners with a garden are facing. The main device of the Weather Station has a transparent segment display. The device can be mounted to a window frame in your living room. By looking out into the garden you get an overview of the most important weather data and watering recommendations for your plants. This concept combines the benefits of traditional weather stations with a smart and elegant display concept to bring the local weather forecast right into your living room. For passionate hobby gardeners the weather forecast shouldn’t be just another app on their phone’s homescreen. The Product also has a voice assistant built in for easier interaction and watering reminders. When you go on vacation you can digitally notify your neighbors or friends if you need help with watering your garden by providing them with precise instructions how much water your plants need.