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Shake to test, twist to filter: A Smart Bottle that helps you to get rid of contaminants
Shake to test, twist to filter: A Smart Bottle that helps you to get rid of contaminants
Shake to test, twist to filter: A Smart Bottle that helps you to get rid of contaminants
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Ecomo: The World’s First Bottle That Tests & Filters Water

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Ecomo Bottle aims to bring clean water to everyone and minimize the usage of plastic bottles. Customers may choose to contribute to our water quality data map (without revealing any privacy) and become part of the effort to protect public health and the environment.

Ecomo Bottle saves approximately 228 plastic disposable water bottles within 3 months.

 

 

        

 

 

Fill Ecomo Bottle from a Water Fountain
Fill Ecomo Bottle from a Water Fountain

 

Fill Ecomo Bottle from a stream
Fill Ecomo Bottle from a stream

 

Test out the contaminants in your water simply with a shake.

Water quality alerts in real time
Water quality alerts in real time

 

 

The bottle’s 3-in-1 filtration system can remove most major contaminants, such as pesticides, petrochemical products, bacteria, and most heavy metals.

Twist to filter
Twist to filter

 

Filter Structure
Filter Structure

 

Drink water with peace-in-mind, anywhere, anytime.

Enjoy!
Enjoy!

 

A wearable activity tracker that computes your hydration needs, tracks your intake and alerts you about bad water quality.

 The Ecomo Bottle is also compatible with Apple Watch and FitBit.

 

 

 

 

                          
  • Utility Patent on Built-in water quality analyzing system  
  • Utility Patent on High-performance 3-in-1 filtration system 
  • Design Patent on water safety alerts and water intake notifications
  • Design Patent on bottle design

With Ecomo Bottle, you are able to monitor:

 

Ecomo Sensing Unit as of Today
Ecomo Sensing Unit as of Today

 

 

Ecomo 3-in-1 filtration system removes most major contaminants, complete with a filter replacement notification when a new filter is needed.

1 of 3: Activated Carbon Filter to remove chlorine, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and petrochemical products.

 

2 of 3: Ion Exchange Filter to remove heavy metals such as lead, mercury, copper and cadmium.

Mechanism of Lead Ions Removal
Mechanism of Lead Ions Removal

 

3 of 3: Nano-fiber Microfiltration Membrane, with the pore size smaller than 0.2 micro-meter, effectively filters up to 99.9% of bacteria in your water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quick Recharge. One hour charge gets you one week of use!

 

Real-time water quality alert, check history data, choose to report your data to the water quality map, get hydration alerts and be notified when to change your filter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Eric Li - CEO, Environmental Engineering PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
  • George Chen - CTO, Electrical Engineering MS, Lamar University
  • Yuan Cao - VP of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering MS, MIT
  • Tianyi Chen - VP of Software Engineering, Information Networking MS, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chloe Li - Administrator of Business Development, GMU

 

Quotes from the Media:

"The bottle connects to a smartphone app that will allow users to report their findings, like an internet-of-things device that could actually have an impact on public health and policy." - Fast Company 

"The bottle could come in handy if you're on a hike and need to filter river water, or if you have a feeling your pipes need cleaning and want to make sure the tap water's potable." - Business Insider 

"Perhaps its only downside is the fact it is not available yet as the brand plans on launching through Kickstarter in October." - Digital Trends 

"With real-time water contamination feedback and hydration monitor, the Ecomo smart water bottle brings cleaner water in an easier way." - ABC6 

"If you are traveling or need to check the quality of your water on a regular basis you might be interested in a new water bottle which is capable of testing and providing feedback on your water quality in real time." - Geeky Gadgets

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

There are risks and challenges ahead of us. These are what we have done, what is missing and what is our plan for the future.

A. Testing aspect
The measurement devices have been proven to work consistently and accurately in lab and household conditions by comparing the testing results with standard solutions with known concentrations, the errors are consistently less than 3%. But we lack data in long-term stability and under extreme working conditions. We are working on the experiments and working with third-party testing agencies to obtain certificates.

B. Filtering Aspect
We carefully choose the leading technology from leading suppliers from all around the world. For instance, for the nano-fiber filter, we have tested more than a dozen materials and eventually picked a winner from Japan. We have completed the first round of materials/components selection contests as of today, but still working on the best combinations and alternatives.

C. Industrial Designing Aspect
How to smartly assemble the filters to achieve the goals of cost efficiency, endurance and best protection, is the core of the design team, which means many iterations of the design, tests and re-design process. We have had the first prototype but we want a better product. We believe that all the efforts and customer input will produce the best design possible.

D. Manufacturing and Delivering Aspect
We are working with carefully chosen, reputable world-leading manufacturers. However, component delays and unexpected shortages may occur, which might increase the lead time. If this happens, you will be notified of any changes immediately.

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    You love the look and the vision of Ecomo Bottle. You want to be a part of the family. But you are not ready yet to pledge for a full product. We appreciate your support and at this level will keep you in the loop with updates as we continue the journey! And of course, we will send a BIG thank you your way!

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    Ecomo Filter Cartridge

    One Ecomo 3-in-1 filter - filters 30 gallons of water, and 3-month of peace of mind! Eliminates 228 standard disposable water bottles (16.9 oz) from this planet. Thank you for saving the environment!

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    Super Early Bird Ecomo + Tracker

    One Ecomo smart water bottle & one hydration tracker- save $100 (retail price: $229).

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    Thank You Special Ecomo + Tracker

    One Ecomo smart water bottle & one hydration tracker - save $90 (retail price: $229).

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    Early Bird Ecomo + Tracker

    One Ecomo smart water bottle & one hydration tracker - save $80 (retail price: $229).

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    Ecomo + Tracker + 2 Extra Filters

    One Ecomo smart water bottle & one hydration tracker & two extra filter cartridges - save $90 (retail price: $229 + $20)

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    Ecomo + Tracker

    One Ecomo smart water bottle & one hydration tracker- save $60 (retail price: $229).

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    Early Bird Ecomo + Tracker Duo

    Get two Ecomo smart water bottles + two hydration trackers- save $200 (retail price $459).

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    Ecomo + Tracker Duo

    Get two Ecomo smart water bottles + two hydration trackers- save $160 (retail price $459).

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    Ecomo Family Pack (4-in-1 Bulk Package)

    Four Ecomo smart water bottles in one package + four hydration trackers- enough for the whole family! Save $420 (retail price: $909). Save the environment by reducing packaging materials!

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    Four Ecomo smart water bottles + four hydration trackers- enough for the whole family! Save $420 (retail price: $919).

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    Ecomo Group Pack

    Get 10 Ecomo smart water bottles + hydration trackers- save $1,000 (retail price: $2,290).

    Keep them all for yourself or give them away as gifts. Your name will be in our beta tester list. A survey will be sent out when our campaign ends where you can make your color selections.

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    Ecomo Group Pack

    Come to our office in San Francisco where you’ll get to meet the team and have lunch. The team you see in our video will show you how everything was designed, engineered and other things you want to know. Be one of the first to get a collection of Ecomo smart water bottles + hydration trackers (message us for more details). Keep them all for yourself or give them away as gifts. Your name will be in our beta tester list. A survey will be sent out when our campaign ends where you can make your color selections.

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