Could pools read our mood and adapt to it in the future? The idea, which was first thrown around at the first annual Fluidra Innovation Week, held in September 2017, has now become a prototype that confirms it is possible. This is how Moodify is being developed at the Fluidra Accelera offices.
Playlists say a lot about the person listening, including their mood and energy level. With this information, as the creators of the Moodify smart manager, “It will be possible to experience your pool in a whole new way. It will not only automate processes but also propose a series of options adapted to your mood.” The pills, or pre-set environments, include lighting and music as well as preparing the pool to create a calm, fun or energetic atmosphere, without users having to change any settings.
The team developing Moodify is currently working to create the scenarios and design the software to integrate the smartphone, Spotify music app and gadgets connected to the pool or spa through the Internet of Things.
As part of the pre-acceleration programme, and in order to help them network and build a network of contacts, the Moodify team recently attended the iWater (Barcelona) and Piscine Global Europe (Lyon) fairs, held in early November.
A project with potential
At the first Innovation Week, the project stood out for being “very feasible”, according to Xavier Verdaguer, founder of Imagine, the creation centre involved in hosting the event. The project also attracted interest at the event for the limited investment the project requires and the opportunity it offers to compile valuable data, which could later be used for personalised commercial recommendations. Also considered was the option for the app to allow users to rate, recommend or share the pre-set environments to encourage interaction online.
The idea that the team working on the Moodify prototype suggested is getting closer to reality all the time. “Imagine getting into the car after work, putting on your favourite Spotify playlist and finally feeling like you can unwind. Or when you go out for a run, your adrenaline starts pumping and you feel great. Why cut that moment short or interrupt those feelings when you get home? Why not extend that mood and make it an emotional experience in your pool?”