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Student Showcase Archive

Thomas Tredinnick

MA work

MA work

  • Eddy - give your home a voice

    Eddy - give your home a voice

  • Ahti User Interface

    Ahti User Interface

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In the UK 20 per cent of drinking water distributed to houses is lost due to leaks. This is a considerable waste which amounts to huge environmental and monetary costs. 

Currently detection methods are inaccurate, disruptive and laborious. Workers walk along the road using basic equipment attempting to ‘hear’ each leak. In our modern day there should be a better solution.

Using the natural flow the water, Ahti is designed to be simply inserted and later retrieved from a city’s water-pipe network. The data is then uploaded and an intuitive user interface informing the workmen where Ahti has been along with the location and magnitude of the leaks detected. 

Further sensors can be incorporated enabling Ahti to act as an early warning for water contamination, give feedback on water usage and even inform on the quality of the pipe itself. 

Eddy Labs

Eddy is a smart sensing platform that gives consumers the ability to perceive any number of important events around their home. 

Using pioneering wave sensing technology, novel algorithms and machine learning, a single Eddy unit is able to detect multiple events, such as who’s in your home, if appliances are left running and even the opening and closing of windows and doors. 

These methods ensure that many events can be sensed by one solution - removing complexity, expense and adding customisation for the consumer. 

Eddy was the winner of Imperial College’s Venture Capitalist Challenge and is currently funded through a grant from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board.



  • Thomas Tredinnick
  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2014

  • I trained as an Aeronautical Engineer at Imperial College London, completing my masters at Cornell University. Following this I worked in a start-up leading the technical team with a primary focus on product development and manufacture.

    I joined IDE to explore the collaboration of technology and design. I have since focused on creating products focused around end consumers whilst applying emerging technologies in novel ways.

    Recently my project team and I co-founded Eddy Labs – a ubiquitous sensing product for the home. My individual project, Ahti, focuses on giving drinking water companies a better understanding of the health of their pipe network. Ahti uses a combination of user centred design with novel sensing technology to deliver companies a simpler experience, ultimately helping them to improve their service. 

  • Degrees

  • MEng, Aeronautical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2011