Power sockets are fixed in their place and can't adjust to changing needs. Because of that power sockets often define home furnishings and the way appliances are used.
SurroundPower offers a variable power distribution in the residential sector.
As part of the industrial project in the industrial engineering degree programme we developed an idea that allows a variable power distribution. Since then, we have been passionately working on the full implementation of this idea called SurroundPower.
SurroundPower consists of a powertrack and various adapters. The powertrack replaces the skirting board in the living area and at the same time distributes the power throughout the room. The adapters provide a secure connection between the powertrack and your appliances and can be plugged in, out and be moved anywhere on the powertrack.
Due to its unique powertrack structure, SurroundPower offers a very high safety standard. Cable tangles, extension cords and power strips are no longer needed, because with SurroundPower the next plug-in is always right by your side.
The objective of our project is to sustainably replace the power socket and have a positive impact by making people's lives easier.
SurroundPower combines the function of the skirting board with the power distribution in the living area. Architects no longer have to plan sockets and electricians no longer have to laboriously install them in the building structure. SurroundPower simplifies the work of the people involved and at the same time offers the user a huge added value. On top of that, SurroundPower's vision is to build an international standard in power distribution and to end the different kind of power sockets in all countries.
SurroundPower is still under development. Prototypes have confirmed the function of the concept. The next step is a showcase installation of SurroundPower, which will convince architects, electricians, construction companies, investors, and other stakeholders of the concept.
Because of our special concept we need to use serial-production parts for our showcase installation. To industrialise the concept, we are in discussions and negotiations with multiple manufacturers. For the most crucial part of our product, we have successfully placed the order.
On the marketing side we have made contact with various stakeholders, especially possible customers and found a partner for a customer-effective public Showroom.
Persons involved in the project
Last update to this project presentation 20.08.2021