|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m.|
|PLACE:||MRDC Building, 4211|
|TITLE:||Water Conservation Facilitated by Phasic Feedback Through Smart Devices|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Cassandra Telenko, Chair (ME)
Dr. Bert Bras (ME)
Dr. Richard Catrambone (PSY)
On average Americans consume 99 gallons of water at home each day. This is more than six times the necessary amount of water to have a comfortable life, 13.2 gallons per day. This excess usage results in stress on water resources, the consumption of resources for the processing and delivery of water, and simply works to deplete water resevoirs. Despite many technological advancemets, such as low-flow aerators, household water consumption remains much higher than necessary. The underlying problem is human behavior. In order to change behavior researchers have developed a range of intervention systems aimed at creating water conservation. They have achieved savings from 0-28%. This thesis describes the development and pilot testing of a prototype usage feedback device aimed at creating water conservation at the kitchen sink.