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When Smart Tech Goes …Woofing Good

Pets lovers know just how much our animal
companions become a big part of our lives and community. They greet us
enthusiastically when we get home from work, stare at us when we eat, and
intelligent enough to manipulate us into feeding them or showing them more TLC
(tender loving care).

It was inevitable before technology would
begin to change the way we interact with our pets, the way our pets eat and
even ways to engage them while we are out of the house to help prevent any
potential issues that can arise from boredom. Many of us here at Tech Storm
keep pets who have become a big part of our lives and we want to share some of
the more exciting pet technology that can make a big difference in our pets
lives.

PlayDate

The
PlayDate
device

PlayDate is a remote-controlled ball which
allows you to play with your pet while you are away from your home. Co-founder
and CEO, Kevin Li says “PlayDate isn’t just another dog toy, it’s a great new
way for pet owners to communicate with their furry friends.”

PlayDate is Wi-Fi enabled and accessible
from any smart device connected to the internet while an internal,
high-definition camera allows your pet to see you and vice versa, allowing you
to view and play with your pet from outside your home. This helps to keep your
pet engaged and reduces stress and anxiety in your pet.

A dog getting ready to get his game on with 

Gaming consoles such as the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One are hugely popular all over the world as evidenced by the Playstation 4 having sold more than 40 million units worldwide. But, what if there was a gaming console for pets too?

CleverPet

While this idea may sound like something way out there, believe it or not, CleverPet is an ultra-durable games console designed for your pet with smart software built by animal lovers with PhDs in neuroscience. CleverPet is meant to engage and exercise your dog’s mind with customisable puzzles that involve sound, lights and touch and comes with a companion app that allows you to track your pets engagement rate and other statistics.

One such puzzle is called catch the squirrel where the lights dart from pad to pad in an increasing speed. If your dog successfully catches the “squirrel” by tapping a lit pad, the console will dispense a treat.

Kyon

The pet collar has remained unchanged for a
really long time and that is why Kyon has created a smart collar for your pet.
Kyon claims that its smart collar will be able to tell if your pet feels hot or
cold, inform you about your pet’s mood and even stopping your dog while its
barking.

Image
credit:
Kyon

Kyon is a durable collar that is meant to
work exactly like a regular collar except, that it connects with your phone by
either WiFi or, the regular cellular network. The collar also has a pixel text
display that will inform you about how your pet is feeling, whether it is hot
or cold and precise pet tracking technology that will let you know whether your
furry companion is above or below you.

SureFEED

Some of us love pets so much that we cannot
simply have just one. No, one won’t do at all. We have to keep several pets and
we have to love them all.

When it comes to food however, no matter how
much your pets get along, all bets are off and it can be a challenge to stop
your pets from pinching food from each other.

A
cat accessing
sureFEED

This is where sureFEED comes in. The device
works by recognizing your pets chip, or a lightweight RFID collar tag that will
only open to that pet. It can help to prevent food theft and manage the amount
of food your pet eats to prevent overeating.

By Nicholas Ho / 23 June, 2016 00:00AM GMT+8 Singapore

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