GasBot was founded by David Eccles. David has founded a number of companies in the insurance sector including MarketGuard, which created and launched Interest Rate insurance and PAYDi, a usage based insurance brand in partnership with Uber. GasBot is part owned by ROCO Partners – a connected home software development company.
With almost 80% of UK households using gas for heating, hot water and cooking the need for intelligent monitoring and alerts is crucial. Whilst gas explosions are relatively infrequent, when they do occur, they can be devastating in terms of human casualties and the damage caused to buildings. GasBot aims to capture and digitally present this critical information to users.
“We were thrilled with the clean and contemporary product design created by ITERATE. The high-quality prototype has enabled us to articulate our vision to potential investors” David Eccles, Director at GasBot
Through undertaking a period of market analysis and idea generation, the hardware concept for GasBot was conceived. A mains powered unit capable of monitoring flammable gas, carbon monoxide and LPG (liquid petroleum gas) supported by a mobile application. A detailed 3D CAD model of the preferred design was created so that a prototype could be produced.
This project resulted in a high-quality 3D printed model that was finished to emulate the final design intent. The prototype contained a PCB that could be activated to change the colour of an internal warning/safety light. A ventilation band around the perimeter of the product enabled air to flow freely in to the device so that gas particles could be monitored.