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Test water for bacteria contamination instantly (Canceled)

Reduce testing time for bacteria in water from DAYS to MINUTES using ExactBlue's breakthrough technology.

Test water for bacteria contamination instantly (Canceled)

Reduce testing time for bacteria in water from DAYS to MINUTES using ExactBlue's breakthrough technology.

pledged of CA$ 30,000pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Sep 15 2017
Last updated September 15, 2017

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About

Water contamination is an issue that concerns everyone. 

Microbial water contamination is a global problem affecting hundreds of millions of people in both developed and developing countries. In the US alone, 15 million households get their water from private wells, which are not covered by EPA regulations. These wells are susceptible to various environmental contaminants including seepage through landfills, failed septic tanks, underground storage tank infection, fertilizers and pesticides. The scary part? The problem extends beyond private systems to the public water supply.

Here are some disturbing facts to consider:

  • 10 people in Flint died of bacteria-related water borne illness (Michigan Live, Jan 2016) 
  • Legionella (bacteria) in plumbing systems is responsible for 57.6% of drinking water disease outbreaks (CDC) 
  • Over 15 million US households (about 45 million Americans) obtain drinking water from private wells that are subject to various environmental contaminants (EPA) 
  • 51.5% of water borne disease outbreaks are related to untreated ground water (EPA, CDC) 
  • About 60% of public hot tubs are contaminated with bacteria beyond acceptable limits (CDC) 
  • Millions of immunosuppressed consumers can get sick easily and with greater severity when exposed to bacteria not harmful to others

Regardless of where you live, it's good to know if you're exposed to dangerous levels of contaminants. 

Given the importance of water safety to our health, it simply makes sense to test your water for microbial contamination regularly. The good news: ExactBlue makes it easy to detect bacteria in minutes. It’s up to 50x more sensitive than traditional lab-based methods and gives you results using your smartphone in minutes.

ExactBlue Smartphone Water Testing Kit

ExactBlue Smartphone Testing
ExactBlue Smartphone Testing

Keeping your home, pool or hot tub water clear of contaminants is an ongoing job, so we created ExactBlue to become your end to end solution to get the job done quickly. 

Our wireless handheld device brings water testing in to the smartphone era, not only allowing you to detect the level of bacteria in your water, but taking it one step further to provide you with access to all the analysis and data you need at your finger tips.

TEST MANY SAMPLES AT A FRACTION OF COST 

ExactBlue is a truly innovative water testing kit, capable of detecting low level of microbial contamination. Its state of the art hardware contains a number of sensors that read the reaction of the water when mixed with nano reagents in our test vials and then pairs wirelessly via bluetooth with your iOS or Android device.  The size of a mouse, ExactBlue is as portable as it is easy to use. Reliable and battery powered, it makes the perfect water testing solution for any setting: industrial/commercial facility, workplace and at home or on the road. 

BENEFITS OF OUR SYSTEM

  • EXTENSIVE MICROBIAL DETECTION: ExactBlue is an easy-to-use screening test that can quickly detect if the bacteria count in your water. It detects disease-causing bacteria and fungi such as E.coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Salmonella, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and other Pseudomonas and strains known to be responsible for biofilm formation in water systems.  
  • DETERMINE LEVEL OF DISINFECTANT: Check for the level of chlorine in your water using the disinfectant tests. With both rapid bacteria and chlorine testing, you will know whether your disinfection or filtration system is working adequately.
  • ONE DEVICE, MANY TESTS: ExactBlue is a truly innovative bacteria test kit that is superior to test strips and capable of detecting dangerous levels of microbes in water. More tests such as Lead and specific bacteria such as E.Coli will be added into the platform.
  • FAST RESULTS: ExactBlue offers accurate, reliable results in as little as 2 minutes through the use of breakthrough nanotechnology for microbial detection. This means results are 1000s of times faster than the lab without the hassle of collecting, incubating,  shipping your sample under controlled temperature to lab, and the elimination of the critical wait period.
  • TEST MULTIPLE SAMPLES:  With ExactBlue, it's super easy to test different sources of water, or multiple samples within the same source. This helps provide much higher level of assurance as it's a good idea to test multiple times in many cases. 
  • SCOPE OF DETECTION:  50 times or more bacteria detected vs. lab based culture tests. The traditional HPC (Heterotrophic Plate Count) method detects only bacteria that is culturable (or those that grow in the lab).  
  • REMINDERS AND ALERTS: Automatically keep a log of your testing and get reminders of when to test next. We are working on adding alerts based on weather pattern changes that affect water quality.
  • REDUCED COSTS: Costs can be compared to reduction in the range of 80% per sample vs. conventional lab testing.
  • ANDROID AND APPLE: Easy to use wireless device that pairs with both Android or Apple phones.
  • PATTERN ANALYSIS AND CLOUD BACKUP: All your water testing and location data is automatically saved and backed up for future reference and pattern analysis. 
  • WIRELESS WITH LONG BATTERY LIFE: Low power Bluetooth device that allows dozens of tests on a single charge, and over 10,000 tests over its lifetime.

Learn more at www.exactblue.com

FOR PROFESSIONAL USERS

Whether you're in commercial pool or hot tub testing, building maintenance services, or in any other industry that requires water testing for microbial presence, as well as levels of disinfection, you can use ExactBlue's professional smartphone kit to help your clients test their water sources quickly and safely. 

  • Perform one or many microbial tests on the spot without sending samples to lab
  • Check for chlorine levels to get data on disinfection level
  • Provide clients with a report immediately
  • Cloud application where all reports are stored and cataloged privately
  • Easy-to-use wireless device that works with Android or Apple phones 
  • Long lasting battery that will work for 10,000+ tests  
  • Save time and increase customer satisfaction and confidence

The Impact

Your contribution will accelerate the availability of this breakthrough technology and enable everyone on the planet to test their water regularly.

  • Enable consumers and organizations across the world to test their water in a fraction of the time and cost 
  • Share data on water quality at a new level of granularity that can serve as an early warning system for disease outbreaks or infrastructure issues
  • Make it much easier and more understandable to test water in places where access to a lab or professional services is not available
  • Support non-profits that need to perform water testing across the world

Risks and challenges

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    TEST MY WATER IN CAMBRIDGE, ON

    If you live in Southern Ontario, bring your water sample to our office in Cambridge, Ontario. We will schedule a time that works for you.

    ONE BACTERIA TEST IS INCLUDED.

    If you want to perform multiple tests, just pledge a higher amount (additional $10 per test).

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    TEST MY WATER AT MY LOCATION - ONTARIO

    If you live in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) or the Golden Horseshoe, WE WILL COME TO YOU and test your water at your home or office.

    THREE TESTS ARE INCLUDED IN ONE VISIT.

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    SUPER DISCOUNT - STARTER KIT

    GET US KICKSTARTED BEST POSSIBLE PRICING. LIMITED TIME OFFER UNTIL AUG 1 FOR FIRST 50 UNITS ONLY.

    Get the starter testing kit for your hot tub, pool or well, home or other water source. This kit includes our wireless handheld device, six bacteria tests, t-cup and filters to gather water sample, charger and rugged casing.

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    • Bacteria Tests
    • Cloud Software
    • Mobile App
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    SUPER DISCOUNT - STARTER KIT

    SPECIAL KICKSTARTED PRICING UNTIL AUGUST 31 ONLY.

    Get the starter testing kit for your hot tub, pool or well, home or other water source. This kit includes our wireless handheld device, six bacteria tests, t-cup and filters to gather water sample, charger and rugged casing.

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