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Mookkie Smart Pet Bowl

Representatives of the Italian technology company Volta presented at the CES 2019 exhibition a special smart bowl model Mookkie, designed for pets. The technology will help trace the nutrition of several pets.

Volta introduced the Mookkie Smart Pet Bowl

The novelty was equipped with a wide-angle special camera, which determines the animal with the help of effective recognition technology. Thanks to this system, the food compartment will be opened for certain pets. A clever bowl with recognition technology is equipped with a special closing compartment designed for food. When an animal gets into the field of view of a special camera, its face is analyzed by the built-in recognition algorithm. Each individual bowl will be assigned a specific pet. The compartments open if the camera of the device recognizes an animal.

The smart bowl in this case is synchronized with a special new application. With the help of the software, the owner of the animal receives notifications regarding the empty bowl, and the video that the camera shot. With this application, the user can customize the bowl. In this case, you need to provide a snapshot of the animal. A smart bowl will start selling for $ 189.

 

Sources:

https://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/

https://www.gearbrain.com/

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Noise-canceling doghouse from Ford will make your pet’s life better

From this very moment, we can say with confidence that technology progress now is available not only for people but also for our smaller brothers, for pets.

It is not a secret that many animals in cities are suffering from the noise pollution around them and they have a real reason for that. For example, dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans, and noises that don’t bother us can give them a very rough time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups, and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets.

Suddenly, a solution to this problem was proposed by the automaker Ford that showed the concept of soundproof kennel. According to the company, it will help animals that are scared of fireworks and other loud sounds.

It is also very interesting to know that noise reduction technology that Ford used to create a doghouse is the same as in Ford’s Edge and Fusion vehicles, which protects the driver and passengers from engine noise.

“We wondered how the technologies we use in our cars could help people in other situations. Making sure dogs and their owners could enjoy a stress-free New Year’s Eve seemed like the perfect application for our Active Noise Control system,” said Ford content manager in Europe, Lyn West, in a statement.

By, the way Ford’s noise-canceling kennel also have a very good design and interior. The doghouse is packed with noise-absorbing materials, including high-density cork panels, anti-vibration risers, and soundproofed ventilation. There’s even an automatic sliding glass door on what is a very stylish-looking unit.

As Ford reported, for now it is just a prototype and it won’t be released in the market in case of insufficient interest. But you can bet there will be countless dog lovers lining up to buy one, even if it is very expensive.

Sources:

https://www.techspot.com/news/77914-ford-noise-canceling-kennel-calms-dogs-scared-fireworks.html

techcrunch.com/2018/12/17/ford-comes-up-with-a-prototype-noise-cancelling-kennel-to-shelter-dogs-from-fireworks/

www.engadget.com/2018/12/17/ford-noise-cancelling-doghouse/

newatlas.com/ford-noise-canceling-kennel/57721

www.mirror.co.uk/tech/noise-cancelling-doghouse-keeps-your-13748045

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