SOCIAL INNOVATION, PRODUCT DESIGN

Calientamigos

Calientamigos is the only portable, safe, efficient, multi-function water heater and indoor plumbing system that provides heated running water accessible to families living on $4-10/day. Calientamigos heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning.

PARTNER    Tianyi Sun, Kevin Chang, Mariana Somma, Kristina Jesena, Shingo Mamiya

THANKS TO  ArtCenter DESIGNMATTERS, UNICEF TECHO

ROLE       Product Design, Research & Prototyping

RESULTS    IDSA IDEA Gold 2014

           A’ Design Award Silver 2014

           Spark Concept Winner 2014

           Design for Well-being Winner 2015

           Venturewell Grant Recipient $20,000

SOCIAL INNOVATION, PRODUCT DESIGN

Calientamigos

Calientamigos is the only portable, safe, efficient, multi-function water heater and indoor plumbing system that provides heated running water accessible to families living on $4-10/day. Calientamigos heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning.

PARTNER    Tianyi Sun, Kevin Chang, Mariana Somma, Kristina Jesena, Shingo Mamiya

THANKS TO  ArtCenter DESIGNMATTERS, UNICEF TECHO

ROLE       Product Design, Research & Prototyping

RESULTS    IDSA IDEA Gold 2014

           A’ Design Award Silver 2014

           Spark Concept Winner 2014

           Design for Well-being Winner 2015

           Venturewell Grant Recipient $20,000

SOCIAL INNOVATION, PRODUCT DESIGN

Calientamigos

Calientamigos is the only portable, safe, efficient, multi-function water heater and indoor plumbing system that provides heated running water accessible to families living on $4-10/day. Calientamigos heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning.

PARTNER    Tianyi Sun, Kevin Chang, Mariana Somma, Kristina Jesena, Shingo Mamiya

THANKS TO  ArtCenter DESIGNMATTERS, UNICEF TECHO

ROLE       Product Design, Research & Prototyping

RESULTS    IDSA IDEA Gold 2014

           A’ Design Award Silver 2014

           Spark Concept Winner 2014

           Design for Well-being Winner 2015

           Venturewell Grant Recipient $20,000

SOCIAL INNOVATION, PRODUCT DESIGN

Calientamigos

Calientamigos is the only portable, safe, efficient, multi-function water heater and indoor plumbing system that provides heated running water accessible to families living on $4-10/day. Calientamigos heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning.

PARTNER    Tianyi Sun, Kevin Chang, Mariana Somma, Kristina Jesena, Shingo Mamiya

THANKS TO  ArtCenter DESIGNMATTERS, UNICEF TECHO

ROLE       Product Design, Research & Prototyping

RESULTS    IDSA IDEA Gold 2014

           A’ Design Award Silver 2014

           Spark Concept Winner 2014

           Design for Well-being Winner 2015

           Venturewell Grant Recipient $20,000

SOCIAL INNOVATION, PRODUCT DESIGN

Calientamigos

Calientamigos is the only portable, safe, efficient, multi-function water heater and indoor plumbing system that provides heated running water accessible to families living on $4-10/day. Calientamigos heat and pressurize water for bathing, cooking, and cleaning.

PARTNER    Tianyi Sun, Kevin Chang, Mariana                 Somma, Kristina Jesena, Shingo Mamiya

THANKS TO  ArtCenter DESIGNMATTERS, UNICEF TECHO

ROLE       Product Design, Research & Prototyping

RESULTS    IDSA IDEA Gold 2014

           A’ Design Award Silver 2014

           Spark Concept Winner 2014

           Design for Well-being Winner 2015

           Venturewell Grant Recipient $20,000

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2 weeks field research, 20 families interviewed

Challenges

1. Most families resort to bathing parts. It is undignified and increase the chance of illness in children. 2. Families spend up to 6 hours a day heating water for household chores and cooking. “Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day.” - UNICEF 

 

2 weeks field research, 20 families interviewed

Challenges

1. Most families resort to bathing parts. It is undignified and increase the chance of illness in children. 2. Families spend up to 6 hours a day heating water for household chores and cooking. “Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day.” - UNICEF 

 

2 weeks field research, 20 families interviewed

Challenges

1. Most families resort to bathing parts. It is undignified and increase the chance of illness in children. 2. Families spend up to 6 hours a day heating water for household chores and cooking. “Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day.” - UNICEF 

 

2 weeks field research, 20 families interviewed

Challenges

1. Most families resort to bathing parts. It is undignified and increase the chance of illness in children. 2. Families spend up to 6 hours a day heating water for household chores and cooking. “Inadequate access to safe water and sanitation services, coupled with poor hygiene practices, kills and sickens thousands of children every day.” - UNICEF 

 

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Calientamigos System

Calientamigos consists of 3 elements. First, the Bomba is an inside-out portable electric kettle that can be placed in any container and will heat water to 110 degree fahrenheit. Second, the Corazon is a bi-valve heart inspired foot pump that allows families to pressurize water from any container throughout the house. Third, The Gota is an extremely affordable gooseneck faucet and shower head that controls water volume with a one-handed operation.

Calientamigos System

Calientamigos consists of 3 elements. First, the Bomba is an inside-out portable electric kettle that can be placed in any container and will heat water to 110 degree fahrenheit. Second, the Corazon is a bi-valve heart inspired foot pump that allows families to pressurize water from any container throughout the house. Third, The Gota is an extremely affordable gooseneck faucet and shower head that controls water volume with a one-handed operation.

Calientamigos System

Calientamigos consists of 3 elements. First, the Bomba is an inside-out portable electric kettle that can be placed in any container and will heat water to 110 degree fahrenheit. Second, the Corazon is a bi-valve heart inspired foot pump that allows families to pressurize water from any container throughout the house. Third, The Gota is an extremely affordable gooseneck faucet and shower head that controls water volume with a one-handed operation.

Calientamigos System

Calientamigos consists of 3 elements. First, the Bomba is an inside-out portable electric kettle that can be placed in any container and will heat water to 110 degree fahrenheit. Second, the Corazon is a bi-valve heart inspired foot pump that allows families to pressurize water from any container throughout the house. Third, The Gota is an extremely affordable gooseneck faucet and shower head that controls water volume with a one-handed operation.

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Altos del Pinos, Colombia

Field Prototyping

Working protoypes were brought back to our families in Altos del Pinos and validated with over 20 families. There are 3 field trips with duration of two weeks. The field testing is successfully implemented in families’ household.

 

Altos del Pinos, Colombia

Field Prototyping

Working protoypes were brought back to our families in Altos del Pinos and validated with over 20 families. There are 3 field trips with duration of two weeks. The field testing is successfully implemented in families’ household.

 

Altos del Pinos, Colombia

Field Prototyping

Working protoypes were brought back to our families in Altos del Pinos and validated with over 20 families. There are 3 field trips with duration of two weeks. The field testing is successfully implemented in families’ household.

 

Altos del Pinos, Colombia

Field Prototyping

Working protoypes were brought back to our families in Altos del Pinos and validated with over 20 families. There are 3 field trips with duration of two weeks. The field testing is successfully implemented in families’ household.

 

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Efficient Manufacturing

Calientamigos uses half as much water to bathe. It is multifunction, easy to install and affordable. It eliminates washing by parts and introduces a dignified and comfortable way to bath. Calientamigos system frees women’s time for other, more productive economic activities, reduces chance of illness in children due to poor hygiene practices and cold bathing.

Efficient Manufacturing

Calientamigos uses half as much water to bathe. It is multifunction, easy to install and affordable. It eliminates washing by parts and introduces a dignified and comfortable way to bath. Calientamigos system frees women’s time for other, more productive economic activities, reduces chance of illness in children due to poor hygiene practices and cold bathing.

Efficient Manufacturing

Calientamigos uses half as much water to bathe. It is multifunction, easy to install and affordable. It eliminates washing by parts and introduces a dignified and comfortable way to bath. Calientamigos system frees women’s time for other, more productive economic activities, reduces chance of illness in children due to poor hygiene practices and cold bathing.

Efficient Manufacturing

Calientamigos uses half as much water to bathe. It is multifunction, easy to install and affordable. It eliminates washing by parts and introduces a dignified and comfortable way to bath. Calientamigos system frees women’s time for other, more productive economic activities, reduces chance of illness in children due to poor hygiene practices and cold bathing.

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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