Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Dog-E-Tronics For Dog Lovers To Simplify Life And Provide Security

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Fig. 7: FitBark smartphone application
Fig. 7: FitBark smartphone application

FitBark is a health-monitoring device that monitors a dog’s everyday activity and sleep. It turns all data into BarkPoints so you can track progress. One can open the application and get real-time updates on the dog and see if the dog is sleeping, walking or running.

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Fig. 6: FitBark’s device

It uses a Broadcom chip for processing and a low-energy Bluetooth module with Bluetooth 4.0 for synchronisation. It uses a 3-axis accelerometer to detect movement and has a rechargeable lithium-ion-polymer battery. The application requires iOS 8 or later for iPhone users and Android 4.4 or later with Bluetooth 4.0 for Android users.

Electronic SmartDoor

Electronic SmartDoor gives the pet a key to the house so he or she can come and go as wanted. Using RF technology, SmartDoor reads the unique signal of SmartKey worn on the pet’s collar and triggers the battery-power-driven flap to unlock. When SmartDoor no longer senses SmartKey, the flap automatically locks back into place. Each key is programmed to only let that pet use the door, so other pets or stray animals cannot use the pet door.

Fig. 8: Electronic SmartDoor with SmartKey
Fig. 8: Electronic SmartDoor with SmartKey
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SmartDoor can detect up to five programmed SmartKeys, which are waterproof, and also operates in two other modes: fully-locked mode and unlocked mode. Locked mode does not allow entry or exit for any pet and unlocked mode allows entry and exit for all pets.

Akul Sabharwal is an electronics and communication engineer. He is currently working as R&D head at Sammi Electronics India Pvt Ltd


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