Health and wellbeing are increasingly important to people today, with a raft of innovations aimed at health-conscious customers. This is also an area of interest for SEC, which offers a suite of energy innovations for businesses to fulfil their digital demands, enhance their operational efficiency, and reduce their carbon footprints.
From discussions with customers in schools and offices stretching back two years, the SEC team realised there was a common concern over indoor air quality. The team responded by coming up with the idea of finding an Internet of Things (IoT)-connected air quality sensor which could be integrated into its energy solutions app. The sensor would then help customers monitor and control their power use in one place.
To gauge customers’ needs, the team interviewed potential buyers to see what functions they would like to have, before deciding on an air quality sensor to integrate into the energy solutions app.
However, when the team started to pitch its solution to more than 20 potential clients, most of them said they found the offer incomplete. The customers wanted the device to not only monitor air quality but also purify the air when pollutants were detected.