June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
October 19, 2019
Clean water is important for public health and people have become more vigilant of monitoring potentially contaminated drinking water. In this project, students were advised to seek a solution to detect contaminated water by conducting market research on the industry and the public’s needs, then based on these results, to engineer the device. After extensive customer discovery through the Texas A&M University National Science Foundation Innovation Site Program (NSF I-Site) that focuses on technology commercialization, students found that water quality is especially important to the everyday health-conscious consumer and to people working in the brewing industry. However, the value propositions of clean water differed greatly between these two promising customer segments which caused the project to pivot to focus on the brewing industry. The resulting device prototype was created with the market needs in mind as an affordable reusable device with real-time chemical analysis capabilities. This paper focuses on the educational progress and best practices students learned on engineering practical solutions to meet people's needs. It then introduces the resulting water monitoring system and its variant wireless portable analysis platform that is in development, the latter which was created as a response to the needs identified from market research.
Hur, B., & Tsai, G. E., & Casas, R., & Davila, E. L. (2019, June), Wireless Water Monitoring System and Portable Analysis Platform Product Development Progress in Academia Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33565
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