Controlled Liquid Dosing: Squeeze Dose
WiSys is seeking strategic partners for further development of its controlled liquid dosing technology including optimization of the design for efficiency and manufacturing, followed by marketing, sales, and distribution.
Stage of Development:
A conceptual prototype of the Squeeze Dose has been development however further optimization and testing is needed.
As the world continues to urbanize, the everyday use of soaps including hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc., will continue to rise. According to Business Wire, the top-dispenser market will have an overall increase of about 5% from now until 2022. Because of this increase in use, the soap dispenser is going to have to develop to become more user friendly and ergonomic. One of the many problems that today’s dispensers have is portion control. Being able to have consistent control over the amount of soap that is dispensed will give users a better and more comfortable experience and it will also allow users to save money as they won’t be overusing their product.
University of Wisconsin – Platteville researchers have begun to develop a technology, the Squeeze Dose, that would provide a solution to the dispensing control stated above. The Squeeze Dose is designed to accurately dose soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and body washes. The container is originally closed via a spring holding a piston dumbbell against the lower hole. When the user squeezes the bottle, the piston dumbbell opens the lower hole and closes the upper hole. The liquid rapidly fills the dosing size, and is dispensed when the pressure is released. The dose size is regulated via screwing the upper hole up and down. A conceptual prototype of the Squeeze Dose has been development however further optimization and testing is needed.
Applications and Benefits
- The Squeeze Dose can be applied to a wide variety of liquid dispensers;
- Can be used on a wide variety of liquids, including soap;
- Provides efficient and ergonomic designs for liquid portion control;
- Potential to save end users money, as it prevents consumers from overusing product.