For someone are like children, for others are even more important. And the technology is riding the moment. We’re talking about animals. Domestic, beatiful and always faithful. From years, there are valid locators on the market that prevent the loss of the precious companions. These make possible to know the animal position and above all to be alerted if it moves away from a fixed perimeter. These tools are used by livestock farmers as well as by simple dogs or cats owners.
But that’s not all. At the Consumer Electronics Show, the electronics fair in Las Vegas, many exhibitors thought to the four-legged friends. It would seem that our dog will soon boast of being technologically advanced, just as the owner, with smartphones and smart bracelets.
One of the technologies that most impressed the visitors of the CES is FitBark. It’s a system for tracking the physical activity of the dog. It works thanks to a small plastic shell shaped bone, applicable to the collar, which encloses inside sensors to record each movement. It transmits via Bluetooth through a smartphone application.
The software, developed in collaboration with veterinaries, encloses the frames of reference divided by race to see if the animal performs the correct daily physical activity, monitored through challenges and scores to reach. The application is compatible with some fitness bracelets for men and allows you to perform human-animal challenges. You can also post pictures and messages, manage a diary to share on Facebook or Twitter. Throught a Wifi unit, shaped dog-house, sold separately, you can monitor the activity of your dog even remotely. If you’re out, for example, you can monitor the animal or control if your dog-sitter is working fine.
In this regard, they are already in use monitoring tools such as micro cameras or surveillance video cameras that monitor 24h-24h animals, people and environments. And Petzila, another American startup, has bring a normal camera at the show, claiming to have designed it especially for animals just like “monitor on the kids”. In addition it’s possible to talk to the puppy through the microphone, and also give its a cookie via the built-in dispenser, pressing a button on your smartphone.
In short, the “genius” of the technology in Las Vegas have seized the opportunity dedicating the existing and widely experienced technology to the pets. While the “innovations” looking for a space in the market, there are those who relies on technologies tested in the security and surveillance field that not have the shape of a bone, but they are certainly very reliable.