A Tap With Haptic Response

Broaching the subject of being frugal with water brings me to this new concept in taps that incorporates the tactile prowess of a user in relation to haptic responses. The Gemini is a water tap design that uses a one-touch lateral operating valve system to function. In a blink, the on-board wall diverter swiftly controls the flow of the water from a stimulating jet to a therapeutic cascade.

The temperature of the water is reflected trough the shape and the haptic response of the handles. Essentially this is a tap that functions successfully thanks to its self-contained diverter system.

Designer: Edward Taylor

4 Comments

  • Dav says:

    Come again? I hate to display my ignorance, but I didn’t understand a word.

    Somebody care to explain in English what’s so cool about this thing?

    • Eric says:

      Essentially the pressure of the water coming out of the faucet is controlled automatically inside the wall mounted unit itself. Supposedly when you tap the faucet’s handle up or down, the water pressure responds immediately. What that means is the two knobs would now only control temperature, not pressure also. They have some shape changing feedback to display how much hot or cold is in the water (aka temperature.) This is my take, anyone else know?

  • condiricecakes says:

    by English do you mean English minus a grasp of fluid mechanics and manufacturing techniques.?

    yet another unemployed industrial design i see…

  • Luke says:

    A few more perspective shots (or even a set of schematic views) would have been nice to have a clear picture of how this is supposed to function.

    As far as I can tell, twisting the oval behind the faucet makes the water flow by opening up those geared valves. Beyond that, sliding the rounded squares would control the ratio of hot water to cold water.

    But it looks like there might be two faucets, so maybe the oval selects the faucet as well? Like I said, a few more views would make this easier to figure out.

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