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Real-time Pet Metrics

Monitor your pet
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A number of emerging technological trends are ripe for juxtaposition:

1) RFID implants have been inserted into pets for many years, for identification.

2) Energy-harvesting chips based on vibration, ambient temperature differentials, etc, are gaining in capability.

3) Low-power GPS technology is expected to follow the downward size/cost path.

So the idea is to combine these, and include various additional microelectronic sensors / power harvestors (thermometry, nano-scale chemical analysis) in the pet-injectible tags to allow remote monitoring of pet location / health / conditions.

(Purposely genericised to avoid [8/7] #include.)

csea, Oct 06 2010

Cat Ejection Pack Cat_20Ejection_20Pack
Humans like this idea. The cat was unavailable for comment. [8th of 7, Oct 06 2010]

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       // Purposely genericised to avoid [8/7] #include. //   

       <thinks>   

       "This one has grown cunning, and must be watched carefully".   

       </thinks>   

       [+]
8th of 7, Oct 06 2010
  

       Hmmmmmmm. < Note to self - Watch 8 / 7 >
The Kat, Oct 06 2010
  

       <looks around nervously for the exit>
pocmloc, Oct 06 2010
  

       <slows down, but doesn't stop here>
Boomershine, Oct 06 2010
  

       Mightn't work on cats... they move about then generally fall asleep on rooftops. (No work->No motion->No power->No GPS->No work)... Perhaps, (and as I'm typing I'm thinking it ought to be a new post), a special solar panel for cats? [+]
Dub, Oct 06 2010
  

       "D" cells. Fitted internally.
8th of 7, Oct 06 2010
  

       Attach gyroscopes to force them home?
daseva, Oct 06 2010
  

       Or rockets ... <link>
8th of 7, Oct 06 2010
  

       [csea], did you imagine, for a moment, that this idea would NOT eventually turn toward cats? Hmmm. <Here's GROG wondering if these Pet Metrics will still work if put through the rigors of that noble game, Skeet The Kitty> Let's try, shall we? PULL! (...Bun!... ... ... ... ... [+])
Grogster, Oct 07 2010
  

       //"D" cells//   

       Nuclear batteries, shirley?
Custardguts, Oct 07 2010
  

       Boy, all these [delete] links just staring at me, waiting to be used.   

       Perhaps the idea should be extended to include other life forms besides pets...
csea, Oct 07 2010
  

       Try the top one next to the idea title.
pocmloc, Oct 07 2010
  
      
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