The water purified by the Shower of the Future has been tested numerous times by the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (current Public Health Agency of Sweden). The results have demonstrated that the purified water is not only equal to, but even above the standard requirements for shower water from conventional water taps. ORBITAL SYSTEMS’ technology has further been approved and sold to customers with extremely high hygiene requirements, such as hospitals and healthcare facilities in Sweden, and the Swedish Armed Forces.
The shower is equipped with sensors that recognize the quality of the incoming water and can therefore determine if it should be flushed out of the system. For instance, if someone urinates or empties an entire shampoo bottle in the shower, the sensors will recognize the unusually high amount of contaminated water and replace just that amount, with the same quantity of new water.
The water in the Shower of the Future has been tested in various laboratories in Sweden, ensuring that the level of purity is not only equal to, but above most conventional water taps. The Purification Capsules purify the water from all unwanted particles, such as 99,9% of all viruses and bacteria, as well as potential endotoxins, metals and emulsified oils.
One of the beauties with the Shower of the Future is that it allows the user to have the precise temperature when he or she showers. This is made possible through an integrated electric heater in the system, giving you full control of your temperature preferences.
The Shower of the Future offers a luxurious high water flow of up to 20 litres/min (5 gallons/min), compared to conventional showers with an average of 7 – 12 litres/min (2-3 gallons/min).
The more you shower, the more water and energy you will save (compared to a conventional shower that is.) Actually, the best and most efficient showers are the really long ones, in nice and hot water. The Shower of the Future Cabin, which is a closed compartment model, provides the most efficient way to recycle the heated water.
Yes. Just specify the water price per cubic meter and the price of electricity per kWh to obtain an estimate.
Yes. Depending on your water consumption specifics, our “Measure your Savings” calculator incorporates the estimated costs for the Purification Capsules.
No. However, the more the prices of water and energy increase, the more money you will save, ceteris paribus (all other things being equal).
The total estimated savings are based on your water and energy savings and your specified cost for water and energy needed for heating the water. Depending on the number of showers you take per day and the length of your average shower session, the “Measure your Savings” calculator will provide you with an estimate. For a more comprehensive explanation, please see the “TECHNOLOGY” section in the FAQ.
Of course. How could we call it The Shower of the Future if it wasn’t able to connect to your smartphone? ORBITAL SYSTEMS has developed a mobile app compatible with all Apple iOS devices running 7.0 or higher, which enables you to track your water and energy savings.
The energy savings depend on how much water the Shower of the Future has used when compared to the water consumption of a conventional shower. The more water the Shower of the Future saves, the more energy is saved. For example, if the Shower of the Future saves 90% of water in comparison to a conventional shower, the energy savings amount to approximately 81%. For more information please see the TECHNOLOGY section in the FAQ.
The Shower of the Future is actually able to save MORE THAN 90% of water. Since the Shower of the Future theoretically only needs 5 litres of water for each showering session, the water savings is based on the amount of water a conventional shower uses and the amount a Shower of the Future uses during the same period of time. If, for instance, you shower for 5 minutes with 10 litres of water/minute with your conventional shower, your total water consumption would be 50 litres of water. Since you only use 5 litres of water with the Shower of the Future, your water savings would be 90% [1-(5/50)]. If you instead were to shower for 10 minutes with your conventional shower with 10 litres of water/minute, your water savings would be 95% [1-(5/100)]. Please note that actual water consumption of the Shower of the Future may be more than 5 litres of water/session, depending on how contaminated the recycled water is. For more info, please see the TECHNOLOGY section in the FAQ.
Your payback time depends on, among other factors, the cost of water and energy in your location, the number of showers you take and your preferred shower length. Please see the “Measure your Savings” section on the home page on www.orbital-systems.com, or read more under the TECHNOLOGY section in the FAQ.
ORBITAL SYSTEMS has created the world’s most efficient shower unit, capable of saving over 90% of water and over 80% of energy. (a more comprehensive answer is provided under the TECHNOLOGY section in the FAQ).
For more specific data, please see the technical specification document that is available at: https://orbital-systems.com/documents/
Yes. The technology in the Shower of the Future is proprietary and patented.
In theory, yes. You can run the Shower of the Future on batteries, as long as the electricity requirements are fulfilled. For more information, please see the Installation Guide.
Built with robust and durable materials, the Shower of the Future can withstand weight of up to 250 kilograms.
You turn the shower on and off simply by pressing the shower control wheel.
The frame is made of stainless steel. Other key materials include plastics, aluminum and safety glass, while the shower cover is made of glass fiber.
Yes. The water temperature can always be set to your preferences.
No, the shower requires both a hot and cold water connection. Although the Shower of the Future is equipped with a heater, it is designed only to maintain the temperature of the water to account for the temperature loss during the shower. This allows you to take a shower for as long as you like without using any more hot water!
The Shower of the Future requires 400V/16A. However for secure installation, a regular certified electrician needs to be involved.
No. On this website we only sell residential products. If you want to purchase the Shower of the Future for commercial purposes please fill in the form Business Owner in the Pre-order page of this website.
To ensure the water flow of app. 15 – 22 litres per minute, the system requires a minimum water pressure of 3 bar incoming and can support a maximum water pressure of 8 bar.
Before the water reaches the user, it’s always heated to the precise temperature with a built-in instant heater. You will never again have to worry about temperature changes during your shower session.
Yes. However, the amount of water for each shower session varies. The recycled water passes through patented sensors before reaching the Purification Capsules. If the water is too contaminated, the system will release just that amount of contaminated water and replace it with new fresh incoming water. Because of this process, the actual amount of water used for each shower session may vary. However, if the system never releases any water, you will only shower with 5 litres of water, for as long as you want.
No. 2 minutes after you have completed your shower, the water is released from the system. When you want to take a new shower, a new batch of approximately 5 litres of fresh water enters the system.
Yes. Just like a hot tub or steam-bath that has electronics integrated, this issue is being solved by isolating the electronics in a waterproof box.
The following steps describes the recycling process: (1) Water is collected from the incoming pipes, (2) The shower loop is filled with water (approximately 5 liters) (3) As soon as the desired temperature is reached from the pipes the loop is closing (4) The patented sensors determine if the water is too contaminated or not, (5) If the water is not too contaminated the water goes through the Purification Capsules, (6) The water is pumped back up throught the heater, (7) The water reaches the user and going back to the shower loop and start from (4) again, hence completing the recycling loop.
This process continues over and over again for as long as you shower.
[+] Savings in Water and Energy
[-] Cost of Purification Capsules
[=] Total Savings
The following assumptions have been made in order to produce an estimate for your total annual savings with a Shower of the Future:
Amount of water a Shower of the Future uses per shower session: 5 litres
No. of days the shower is used: 365
Water flow per minute: 15 liters (average in Sweden is 10 – 20 litres per minute)
Temperature increase from incoming to outgoing water: 30°C
Life expectancy of Micro Capsule: 15 000
Life expectancy of Nano Capsule: 50 000
Total use of filtration capacity: 100% (we assume the shower manages to recycle all of your shower water)
In order to estimate the water savings, the total annual water consumption for a conventional shower has to be estimated first. The following variables are therefore multiplied with each other: (1) number of showers per day, (2) average minutes per shower, (3) water flow per minute and, (4) number of days the shower is used per year.
The Shower of the Future uses only 5 litres of water in its recycling system. In order to ensure the quality of the incoming water, the system is equipped with patented sensors, examining the concentration of contaminants in the water before it reaches the Purification Capsules. If the water is not too contaminated, it is purified with the Capsules before being pumped back up to the shower nozzle. If the sensors determine that the water is too contaminated however, the contaminated water is released and approximately the same amount of new water enters the system. This process is necessary for 2 reasons: (1) the Purification Capsules’ lifespan depend on the level of contamination in the water; the cleaner the water, the longer the lifespan and, (2) the user generally dislikes showering in relatively contaminated water for psychological reasons, even though it absolutely can be purified to drinking water quality. Therefore, it must be stated that taking a shower in the Shower of the Future doesn’t always imply that you will only use 5 litres of water, but rather that the system only requires 5 litres of water to initiate the recycling loop. Again, depending on the level of water contamination, each shower session with the Shower of the Future will use different amount of water.
The actual water savings depend on the amount saved, relative to a conventional shower, based on the same number of minutes showering. A conventional shower flushes all water to the drain, whilst the Shower of the Future recycles it, so the more times the water in the Shower of the Future is recycled, the higher the water savings ratio relative to a conventional shower. The equation below explains the relationship:
[Total amount of water used per shower for a conventional shower – Total amount of water used by Shower of the Future] / Total amount of water used per shower for a conventional shower = X % in water savings.
The estimate of water savings is based on the average amount of water saved by the Shower of the Future on an annual basis, relative to a conventional shower and calculated with the following formula:
Total water consumption for a conventional shower – Total water consumption for a Shower of the Future.
We now multiply the difference with the price you pay for water (which varies depending on your location) in order to obtain your annual water savings with a Shower of the Future.
In order to estimate the total amount of energy saved by the Shower of the Future, first the total amount of water a conventional shower uses must be determined. This figure is then divided by 1 000, because 1 m3 = 1 000 litres of water and then multiplied with the temperature increase required from incoming to outgoing water, which is roughly 30° C (incoming water is generally anywhere between 8-12°C depending on the season and outgoing is between 38-42 °C, conditional on user preference). Multiply this figure with the heating capacity of water, which is approximately 4,1855 kj/kg. Multiply again with 1 000 (the density of water per m3) and divide the entire calculation with 3 600 in order to obtain it in hours. You now have the total amount of energy a conventional shower uses defined in the formula below:
[(Total water consumption for a conventional shower / 1 000) x (Outgoing water temperature – Incoming water temperature) x Water’s heating capacity x Water’s density] / 3 600.
The actual amount of energy saved by the Shower of the Future depends on even more parameters than the water savings. Mainly it’s a function following the actual amount of water saved compared to the amount of kWh a conventional shower uses. However, factors such as room temperature, shower water temperature, as well as the thermal conductivity of the material the bathroom is made of affect the energy savings. What can be assumed however, if a person showers in what is considered a comfortable temperature, 38°-42°Celsius, in a properly insulated shower space, such as the Shower of the Future Cabin with the cabin door being closed, the Shower of the Future saves 90% of the water and roughly 81% energy compared to a conventional shower. The more water the Shower of the Future saves (which again is conditional on the true amount of water used in the Shower of the Future relative to a conventional shower) the higher the energy savings, and vice versa.
The estimate of energy savings is based on the average amount of energy saved by the Shower of the Future on an annual basis, relative to a conventional shower and calculated with the following formula:
Total energy consumption for a conventional shower – Total energy consumption for a Shower of the Future.
We now multiply the difference with the price you pay for energy (which varies depending on your location) in order to obtain your annual energy savings with a Shower of the Future.
PURIFICATION CAPSULE COST
The total estimated savings also incorporate your expenses for the Shower of the Future’s Purification Capsules. The lifespan of the capsules depends on how much water flows through the systems and the concentration of contaminants existing in the water. Based on the Swedish municipal water quality and on normal shower behaviour, the Micro Capsule is assumed to have an estimated lifespan of 15 000 litres, while the Nano Capsule is expected to have a lifespan of 50 000 litres.
Subtract the cost of the Purification Capsules from the total Water and Energy Savings and you now have a total estimate of your annual savings with a Shower of the Future.
A normal shower of, say, 10 minutes will require that you heat about 100 liters (25 gallons) of water from 10 to 40 deg C (50 to 105 deg F). That takes a certain amount of energy whether it is heated by gas or electricity.
In the case of the Shower of the Future, a 10-minute shower may use 7 to 15 liters (2-4 gallons) of water for that same shower. So only, say, 10 liters (3 gallons) is heated from 10 to 40 deg C (50 to 105 deg F), then the circulating water is RE-heated as it may lose a few degrees when it falls from the shower head to the floor, back to 40 deg C (105 deg F). That is what the internal heater is doing. So, while it is used during showering, the total amount of energy used to heat the water is dramatically reduced.
Yes, this is all done automatically. Once you set the temperature of the shower, it will hold it steady for the duration of the shower, no matter how long it is.
The components in the shower’s base unit consists of a water filtration system, which includes the replaceable filters. Further, it contains a heater, a pump, sensors and electronics to run it all and connect to the network. Depending on what model you chose, the external equipment varies. The showers can be ordered with either an overhead shower fixture, a hand shower or both for commercial clients. For residential clients, the shower is equipped with both the overhead shower fixture and the hand shower.
The Shower of the Future has its own internal automatic cleansing system but you need to clean the outside parts, just like a regular shower.
The shower can be cleaned with regular household cleaning tools.
Yes. The Shower of the Future’s patented functionality ensures quick and convenient change of the Purification Capsules.
ORBITAL SYSTEMS is offering all its customers a free Shipping Insurance applicable worldwide, which will cover potential losses or damages during the shipment of your products.
If your Warranty Agreement is still valid, we take all the necessary measures to eliminate the problem. If your Warranty has expired, we might still be able to offer you assistance.
The design of our product ensures that there is no risk for the person showering. The unit is CE marked guaranteeing its safety and reliability.
The Shower of the Future app enables you to keep track of your water and energy savings. You will also be able to monitor the status of your Purification Capsules.
The functionality of the app is monitored, ensuring the accuracy of the data.
The Shower of the Future app is completely free.
Yes. Anyone can download the app, but in order to use its features you need to log in with your unique shower ID.
Once you have connected your Shower of the Future to the cloud, you can sync it with our mobile app by registering your unique shower ID.
From the App Store. Available in January 2015.
The app is compatible with all iOS devices running 7.0 or higher.
Yes. With a single account you can login on multiple devices.
Yes. You also need a device supporting iOS 7.0 or higher.
You will be able to update the app through the App Store.
The Shower of the Future is always connected to the cloud through Internet and Bluetooth. With a single login on your app, it connects to your shower via the cloud, and keeps your shower unit(s) data in sync.
Believe it or not, the Patented Capsules can withstand an internal water pressure of over 800 000 Pascal without exploding.
The Shower of the Future’s Purification Capsules are easily changed. Simply lift up the shower floor, pull the capsule holder up and remove the Capsule. Insert a new one and close the holder.
Yes. The Capsules do not interact in any potentially harmful way with the electronics of the system, making the change completely safe, even when the Shower of the Future is connected to electricity.
The Capsules are containing the actual purification technology. Once the water passes through each Capsule, the contaminants in the water get filtered and absorbed in the Capsule.
Yes. The Shower of the Future is a hybrid so it is possible to shower in conventional shower-mode. However, this means no water purification, less comfort and zero savings.
Yes. The Shower of the Future app will offer you a convenient Capsule subscription.
The Micro Capsule costs US$25 (EUR 20) and the Nano Capsule costs US$100 (EUR 80).
There are two ways to find out if you need to change the Shower of the Future’s Purification Capsules: (1) via the Shower of the Future app, showing the overall status of your Capsules or, (2) via the LED-light placed in the floor of each Shower of the Future unit, indicating when the Purification Capsule’s status is low.
A regular family would require approximately 3 Micro Capsules and 1 Nano Capsule during a 1 year period, resulting in costs of around US$ 175 (EUR 140). But then again, chances are, that your teenage daughter takes longer showers than you do, which increases both the Purification Capsule consumption as well as the water and energy savings.
The lifespan of the capsules depends on the quantity and quality of the incoming water. The more contaminated the water is, and the more showers you take, the shorter the lifespan (in no. of days) of the Purification Capsules. The Micro Capsules have a life expectancy of between 10 000 – 30 000 litres of water and the Nano Capsules have a life expectancy of between 50 000 – 100 000 litres of water. sv
Yes. The Shower of the Future will be accompanied with installation manuals upon delivery.
This varies from user to user. The installation process takes just a couple of hours, roughly the same amount of time required to install a regular shower. The only difference is that the Shower of the Future needs to be connected to a source of electricity.
A regular plumber and electrician, following the instructions provided by ORBITAL SYSTEMS, can perform the installation. Please review the detailed installation manuals that we will send you before you start the installation process in order to ensure that it is performed correctly.
It depends on how much your plumber and electrician will charge you and on how long it will take them to finish the work. Please talk to your local plumber and electrician to get an estimate.
No. Any regular plumber and electrician can install the Shower of the Future.
The main difference is that the Floor-integrated solution needs to be integrated into a space in the floor with approximate dimensions of 90x90x15cm (35,4×35,4×5,9 inches) while the Cabin can be placed on top of an existing floor.
No. The Shower of the Future comes as a complete shower system, including two shower nozzles, the Headshower, the Handshower, one set of Purification Capsules and the Shower of the Future Control Wheel.
No. Each shower should be installed as an individual unit.
As customs fees and other governmental taxes and tariffs vary constantly, we have not included them in the price of our Shower of the Future.
It depends on two things: your location on this planet and our logistic partners’ tariffs. For more information on shipping and handling costs, please review our shipping costs on store checkout.
Most likely. With our logistic partner FedEx and DHL, we are able to send it to 218 different countries, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
Yes. Once your shower is getting ready for shipping, you will receive a Delivery Confirmation e-mail, containing the estimated delivery date of your shower unit.
DHL and FedEx. Shipping insurance is included, and paid for by ORBITAL SYSTEMS.
No. We want to be very clear that any additional governmental taxes, which vary from country to country, and have nothing to do with the actual product price, are not included in the price on this website.
ORBITAL SYSTEMS is offering all its customers a free Shipping Insurance applicable worldwide, which will cover potential losses or damages during the shipment of your products.
All products are being shipped from Sweden, so the closer you are to Scandinavia, the faster you get your product. According to FedEx however, even if you live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, the shipment will not take more than a couple of weeks once your Shower of the Future leaves the factory.
The only way to get the Shower of the Future before 2016 is to Pre-order it on this website.
Delivery of the Shower of the Future will begin 2-6 months after your pre-order, depending on your geographical location.
We require your delivery address, your email address and phone number and your payment information.
Yes. For an additional fee we can send your Shower of the Future expressly to you. If you are interested in our express delivery option, please contact us after you have made a Pre-order.
US Dollar (USD) and Euro (EUR).
No. Not yet…
Yes. But please keep in mind that your deposit is non-refundable.
Yes. Please get in touch with us and we will help you with your Pre-order change.
Yes. You can use almost all regular credit cards.
As soon as your Pre-order has been processed, you will be charged the amount of the Pre-order deposit. After receiving your Delivery Confirmation email, you will have to pay the remaining price of your Shower of the Future.
After placing your Pre-order, you will receive a Pre-order Confirmation email as soon as your Pre-order has been processed. Once your product approaches shipping, you will receive a Delivery Confirmation email, including the expected delivery date. After you have finalized all your payments, your Shower of the Future will be delivered to your delivery address. Please see our Buyer’s Guide on www.orbital-systems.com for more info.
No. Not yet…
Almost all regular credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club.
Zlatan approves. After all, he is also from Malmö, Sweden.
No. Not yet…
No, but the shower is designed to withstand any tunes, from an opera singer to an American Idol failure.
Because the Future is about living green without compromising your lifestyle.
It doesn’t. But at least you know that your utility bill is lower. If that is not enough, perhaps you will sleep better knowing that the next generations will thank you for making the world more sustainable.
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Like most materials, your Shower of the Future can be scratched if you really try to scratch it. We designed it to be scratch resistant, but at the end of the day, if you put a knife to it, it will scratch.
Of course. We want to make your shower experience as nice and pleasant as possible.
No. You can only buy our shower through our Pre-order campaign on www.orbital-systems.com/store.
The production has already been prepared as of December 2014 making sure that the final product will be delivered 2 – 6 months after you place your Pre-order.
We’re always looking for talented and hard-working people. Please visit our Careers page on www.orbital-systems.com/careers.
Yes. We are active on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Google+.
No. Not yet…
Inspired by an academic collaboration project with NASA, our technology applies the same principles you live by in Space; that Earthly resources are precious and must be used in the most efficient way possible. Also a NASA-professional is sitting in the ORBITAL SYSTEMS’ Advisory Board continuously giving advice regarding the development of the said shower technology. With that being said, the Shower of the Future is a wholly owned Trademark and Product of ORBITAL SYSTEMS.
Yes. Please visit our pre-order section and contact us under “Are you a Business Owner” to get a quote.
Currently we are only offering the Shower of the Future Cabin model and Floor-integrated solution, but we are working on exploring new applications for our technology.
Yes. Pre-order and install the Shower of the Future and you will notice how your water and energy expenses decrease.
ORBITAL SYSTEMS AB.
ORBITAL’s CEO and Founder Mehrdad Mahdjoubi began the development under the framework of a thesis at Lund University, where Mehrdad was involved in a joint project with NASA. The project focused on inventing design concepts that can assist space expeditions, such as the space mission to Mars, and thus enabling the effective usage of precious resources, contributing for the successful completion of the mission.
Sure. Just send your ideas to email@example.com
The Shower of the Future is Designed, Manufactured and Assembled in Sweden.
Yes, possibly. Please visit our Pre-order page and contact us under “Are you a Business Owner” to get a quote.
No. Not yet…
Yes. The Shower of the Future can save even more than that. Please see the more comprehensive answer under the Technology section in the FAQ.
Yes. The only thing that we require is a written notification about the change of ownership for warranty purposes and in order to ensure that the new owner receives their unique shower ID.
It’s a product of www.orbital-systems.com.
At the moment, only on our website. Soon you may be able to check it out at your cool neighbor’s house. Or you can Pre-order it yourself and be the cool guy/girl in the neighborhood owning a Shower of the Future.
Yes, but not for residential use. The Shower of the Future and the ORBITAL SYSTEMS’ technology has already been sold to hospitals, the military, hotels, municipalities, bathing facilities, zero-emission houses, property developers, sports arenas, nursing homes, fitness centres, fire stations and refugee centres.
No. However, if you plan to use it for commercial use, please visit our Pre-order page and contact us under “Are you a Business Owner” to get a quote.
You will be able to pay for your Shower of the Future with a variety of payment alternatives, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club, PayPal or your bank of choice.
Simply visit www.orbital-systems.com/store, press the Pre-order button and follow the detailed instructions. Do not hesitate to contact us if you are unable to complete your Pre-order.
No. Our technology does not restrict your shower experience in any way – on the contrary it enhances it by offering you increased water flow, more hygienic water, and a far more stable temperature control.
Considering the novel technology in the Shower of the Future, we cannot guarantee a fixed lifespan. Depending on how often it is used and where it is installed, the Shower of the Future’s life expectancy varies. We consider 10 – 15 years in a regular household as a guideline.
If you breach your warranty, your Warranty Agreement will no longer be applicable.
The warranty begins on the exact day you receive the delivery of your Shower of the Future and provides coverage for a period of 24 months.
Your warranty applies to ORBITAL SYSTEMS branded products, purchased in new condition from ORBITAL SYSTEMS.