Hansgrohe02 January 2020
Wi-Charge and Hansgrohe collaborated on producing a wirelessly-powered smart faucet.
″Hansgrohe and Wi-Charge are collaborating to bring unique smart bathroom products to the market. Long-range wireless power is a critical component to smart-living products that engage the beauty of water without extensive bathroom renovation and re-tiling.″
Markus Armbruster, VP IT & Digital at Hansgrohe
Smart and touchless faucets need power, and such power is often provided by batteries. The Wi-Charge system provides never-ending power to the faucet, thus eliminating the need for replacing or recharging the batteries.
Since Wi-Charge delivers more power than what the faucet can consume from a battery, it is possible to add new functions to the faucet. In this particular case, a small color screen was added. This screen can be used to provide information or deliver advertising to the person using the faucet.
Below is a short video demonstrating this faucet: