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The Tropism Well Senses Your Presence, Offers Water

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Sep 19, 2011 • References: poietic and thisiscolossal
Whether its main function is to prevent vandalism, collect rainwater or simply improve water-drinking technology, the Tropism Well succeeds on all fronts.

Let's face it: some products and public service goods just never evolve. Like prison cells and clothes hangers, the modern water fountain looks eerily similar to its hundred-year-old ancestors. Designed by UK-based Poietic Studios, this invention eases the water fountain into the 21st century, complete with motion-sensing technology and a tactile arm. The Tropism Well immediately senses approaching humans and tilts its entire body in order to supply the incoming person with a glass of cold, clean water.

Poietic Studio hopes to introduce the Tropism Well to parks, recreation grounds and even music festivals, ultimately replacing the water fountains we all group up on!