Modular classroom furniture concept that features an energy consumption awareness by restricting the electricity usage with the implementation of a credit system on the school online platform that is linked to the student card.
In example: Whenever the student wants to use energy to charge his devices, laptop or phone. he first needs to activate the energy by passing his pre-charged card on the RF reader next to the outlet itself, by doing this, the outlet automatically goes on and starts to count the credits system on kWh units and charging it directly on the students personal online profile. when he unplugs the device, the outlet automatically goes off.
By doing this, it’s expected to see a decrease on the schools electricity bill, and also, give a sense of energy consumption aware to the student, by allowing him control his own bill.
FEUP, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto / EDDP, MsC on Product Design & Development Academic project partnership with Nautilus™
Educational Technology and Furniture