Industrial - Honours
Keeping reptiles as pets is a continuously growing worldwide phenomenon however, appropriate reptile keeping and husbandry knowledge is generally lacking which leads to health issues and death in reptiles. ReptiZen is an all-in-one reptile enclosure monitoring and control system that focuses on increasing the well-being of reptiles kept at home through improving the delivery and access to quality information on reptile husbandry whilst also increasing the ease of caring for reptiles.
ReptiZen is an all-in-one reptile enclosure monitoring and control product able to monitor and maintain temperature, humidity, and lighting conditions that can be implemented as custom settings by the user and can even mimic its surrounding environmental conditions. Additionally, users can choose from a range of basic enclosure environment pre-sets for commonly kept species. This feature is specifically targeted for beginner and novice reptile keepers.
Reptile keepers can plug their heat lamps, heat mats, lighting, humidifiers, and other relevant equipment into the built-in power outlets. This enables ReptiZen to adapt the amount of temperature, lighting, or humidity set by the user whilst also controlling the amount of time each equipment item is powered.
ReptiZen enables reptile keepers to collect and record data of the environment within their reptile enclosures to help inform their husbandry decisions. This data can be shared with industry experts and the wider reptile keeping community to create a network of rich information of appropriate reptile care practices.
The equipment and technology that would be compatible through the various power outlet sockets would include heat lamps; heat mats; humidifiers or misting devices; standard or UV lighting; and small coolers or fans. Smaller equipment items, sensors, or probes that are compatible with USB-C would plug into the dedicated ports. These may include thermometer and humidity probes; motion sensors; infrared thermometers; small monitoring cameras; microphones; ambient light sensors; and more.
Damian is a passionate and hardworking industrial designer that aspires to create meaningful and lasting impacts on people through his work. He is driven by his desire to make a difference in the world and focuses on user-centred design, sustainability, and functionality in his designs. With a specific interest in 3D CAD, Damian prides himself in his ability to produce detailed and complex designs.