Imagine a collar which acts as your obedience trainer, your dietician, your athletic trainer, your chores checklist, your doggie date planner, your dog locator and your invisible fence, just imagine. Well thanks to Ridogulous Labs you don’t have to, they have created a wearable technology product for your pet – a collar which does all of this. Sounds kinda cute.
The possibilities for this device are endless it seems. The company have just finished a relatively successful campaign on Indiegogo and are developing a new campaign which will be launched in the next 3 – 6 months.
The device communicates with a specifically developed application which allows the pet owner to see the progress and development of the pet wearing the collar. The app also employs Gamification techniques to motivate owners – although with pets like this who needs motivation!
The proposed device will contain an active GPS so that when your dog goes adventuring or runs away you can find him or her easily. There is also an activity tracker which will enable owners to monitor the activity and therefore weight of your pet as some tend to be overweight.
The most fascinating feature I think is the voice command – you can call your dog directly from the application and your voice will come ‘singing’ or screeching out of the collar into your pet’s ear.
The possibilities for this application and device seem endless and I am tempted to say shouldn’t necessarily be limited to just pets – kidding! Although it would be a nice assistant for babysitting! If you’re interested in keeping up to date with their production and development have a look at their site for information and progress reports.