CES (Consumer Electronics Show), one of the largest technology fairs in the world, kicked off its 2022 edition last Wednesday, January 5th, with many news in the field, including the pet world.
The event took place in Las Vegas, despite the outbreak of Covid-19 cases in the United States and the cancellation of the participation of major companies, such as Meta, Google and Amazon, due to the risks of the epidemic.
In order to maintain the face-to-face activities of CES, the end of which was brought forward to Friday (7), the organizers required proof of vaccination and the use of masks. In addition, rapid tests for Covid-19 have been provided at the entrance to the convention center. Those who prefer, can follow everything online through the program.
Disclosure of the latest technology and electronic devices such as HealthTex, artificial intelligence, robotics, 5G, NFTs, space technology, etc., CES has not failed to think of animals. Check below the news from the world of pets featured in the show:
iPetWeaR smart white collar
Taiwanese company ITRI brought iPetWeaR to CES 2022, which delves into early warning signs for preventing heart attacks in dogs and cats.
The smart collar is able to track the location of the pet and provide information such as heart rate and breathing, sleep and breathing patterns.
From a device connected to the animal collar, the data is sent via Bluetooth in real time to the app. In the event of an irregular heartbeat or breathing, a notification is sent so that the teacher can intervene.
All this is done through a small radar that uses harmless physiological technology (no contact with animal skin required) to get all the information.
A basic $80 product package includes a sensor, select collar from a variety of options, and a mobile app.
Another launch was Inupathy, a dog backpack that detects a variety of psychological states and physiological cues.
“The animal’s heart usually beats in a smooth rhythm, but it speeds up when it begins to feel stressed. This change in rhythm is caused by sympathetic nervous activity. Through our independent research, we have found that it is possible to estimate the mental state of the animals. Dogs in more detail, analyzing the rate variability Heartbeat in depth,” explains Langualess, the company behind the product.
collar with protective fence
For dogs, there’s also the Wagz Tagz, which promises to create customizable protection zones (from 1 meter to 4.5 meters) to keep pets safe and away from the areas you want to protect.
Wagz previously released the Liberty Collar. With GPS tracking, fitness mapping, and increased comfort for the animal (as opposed to an impact collar), the collar has become a popular solution for training puppies.
From the addition of Wagz Tagz, the idea is to allow the dog to roam freely around the house, but create small areas where they are not allowed in. When the collar approaches the Wagz Tagz, it releases the geofence, preventing the animal from getting in there.
Samsung’s in-house accelerator, C-Lab, brought Petnow to CES. It allows you to use your dog’s nose print to identify it if it gets lost, instead of implanting a microchip.
The app uses artificial intelligence to analyze unique wrinkles on a dog’s nose – which remain unchanged over time, just like human fingerprints – and aims to help reconnect the animals with their owners.
Translator between dog and humans
FluentPet is inspired by social media stars Stella and Bunny who are able to “talk” to their owners. The product creates a set of buttons on the mat to teach your dog to express himself using human vocabulary.
The groups have self-contained labeled buttons, which when pressed produce a word such as “outside”, “food” or “I love you”. These are paired with easily identifiable foam mats to aid in visual learning.
Your dog may not really understand what it means when he says “I love you,” but he can understand that when he presses the button, he is receiving affection. Likewise, you know that when you hit “food,” you tend to speed up dinner.
The owner may not have full conversations with the dog, but FluentPet can be a fun way to change the way your friend expresses himself.
One of the Tools For the cats featured at CES, it was Catlog: a smart collar that provides owners with information about the weight and daily movements of the cat.
RABO Inc. product. It detects movements and vibrations that are associated with animal behavior such as sitting, sleeping, licking paws, eating and drinking.
All actions (including furballs) are sent to the owner through a semi-instant IoT hub, which allows him to monitor the animals for 24 hours, as well as review what happened to the animal when it was unattended.
Triple PurrSong Product
With the aim of monitoring cats’ well-being, PurrSong has launched a water dispenser that monitors an animal’s water consumption, a litter box that monitors weight, and an activity tracker that collects data on an animal’s movements and sleep patterns. cat. the cats.
LavvieWater monitors your cat’s daily water consumption and helps prevent diseases such as cystitis, constipation and other urinary tract disorders from the data obtained. Its motor is placed under the tank, without direct contact with water, which makes it easy to remove and clean.
The LavvieBox, an outdoor sandbox, can be modified with three different physical configurations, depending on what the animal prefers. The product can monitor the bowel movement data, urine and weight patterns of cats. It is also equipped with an air purifier to reduce odors and dust.
Finally, LavvieTag monitors all the animal’s activities, helping the owner keep up with his daily routine – and most importantly: notice in advance when he breaks this routine, and announces health problems.
Smarty Pear has also launched a technology sandbox: Leo’s Loo Too. It cleans itself automatically after pets use it and also has voice control via Alexa and Google.
In addition, it has an ultraviolet light and sends information about the weight of the animal and the use of the device to the teacher. For the safety of the animal, the scrubber works only when it is not nearby.
CES 2022 also brought news for bird lovers: a feeder with a smart camera that warns you if the food you have left has already run out. Available to pre-order for $199, Bird Buddy connects to your home Wi-Fi network, takes photos and videos of visiting birds, and streams live broadcasts to an app on your phone.
The app uses artificial intelligence to let you know which bird species you’re looking at and saves an album that tracks the history of a bird’s visit to share with family and friends.