ALTR is smart connected waste appliance designed to track user waste production within the household. Using a number of sensors, the bin is able to track how much and what type of waste the user is producing. This data is analyzed and then sent to the complimenting mobile application where it is conveyed simply and in understandable terms relating to both personal impact and macro impact. A personalized guide with actionable steps to reduce waste production is created to empower the user to shift towards a more sustainable waste behaviour.
About the Designer
Virosh Rangalla, Carleton University
Virosh Rangalla is an industrial designer based out of Toronto, Canada creating works in a number of fields including furniture design and consumer electronics. His design philosophy focuses on creating functional and meaningful interactions, whether it be physical products or digital experiences, emphasizing intuitiveness and adaptability.