Our dogs are considered members of our family and there is an increasing demand from owners to stay connected to them, assuring that they are living active and healthy lifestyles and to track their whereabouts when they stray afar. Smart Pet Technologies, with the endorsement of the American Kennel Club, wanted to develop a wearable which strengthens the bond between dog and owners by monitoring breed specific activity levels as well as their specific location at all times.
Smart Pet collaborated with a team of technology experts and designers in order to develop a ground up wearable collar and base station. Smithwise was selected as their mechanical engineering partner for their expertise in developing high volume production ready wearable designs.
The Smithwise engineering team successfully developed the complete mechanical package including complex high volume plastic components, thermoset textiles, die-cast hardware, and a tightly integrated electronics package in a ruggedized IPX7 rated package.
The product was awarded the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Honoree Award in wearable technology category.