'Catspad' is an automatic food and water dispenser for your cat that connects to your home's Wi-Fi. It can be controlled remotely with an app allowing you to program and schedule how much food is dispensed and when. It also sends a notification when the food and / or water is low. 'Catspad' also stores an emergency battery in case of a power outage.
The tech industry's annual Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, is known for showing off a ton of crazy gadgets, both useful and fanciful. It's easy to dismiss some innovations out of hand, but even the wackiest products hint at what consumers should expect to see in the future, by offering a read of what trends companies are focusing on. Here is a look at seven wacky CES products -- and what they can tell us about the future of tech. What it is: A black shirt that looks like something a super villain would wear. The garment, made by Japanese firm Xenoma, has embedded silver motion-sensing circuits, and it is supposed to track your movements and the position of your body.
The first animals to be domesticated by humans were wolves, although the jury is still out on when exactly this occurred. Now a menagerie of animals is considered companion animals or pets, from the fuzzy chinchilla to the majestic horse. The original reasons for domestication were as varied as the species themselves: protection, hunting, travel and companionship.
Approximately 54% of all cats and dogs are overweight or obese (petobesityprevention.org). These pets are significantly more at risk (than normal weight pets) for developing chronic diseases such as: diabetes, kidney disease, arthritis, and many forms of cancer. Having unhealthy pets not only causes heartache for pet owners, it is also expensive to treat. The additional costs associated with caring for a chronically ill pet can range from $500 to over $5,000 annually. PetTrax is focused on helping with this epidemic by providing pet owners with products (including our super-intelligent pet feeder) that make it convenient and easy to keep their pets healthy.
Most cats are clever enough to find their way home, but sometimes they can wander off and become lost. This is where cat trackers come in. A pet tracking device is either attached to your pet's existing collar or it comes with a special adjustable collar of its own. Such devices are fairly easy to use and give you piece of mind. The American Pet Products Association estimates that we spend over $60bn on cats and dogs every year.