First time post, not sure what's existing already but I
have a few ideas. If you love my idea please don't
immediately steal it, if you hate it let me know why!
Collar with a wifi/bluetooth device under the name tag
that is linked via bluetooth
& wifi to an app on your
smartphone that sends a notification if your pet has
traveled outside of distance from your smartphone,
wifi (or mifi.) In addition ideally I would like to have a
GPS transponder and microphone on the collar that
could signal where your pet is at all times, and flash on
the interactive map when they bark.
If your dog or cat leaves a bluetooth distance (32 feet
normal, 300+ with BT range adapter) you will get a
ping (customizable to a bark or a meow.) Bluetooth
would be most useful if you are out of wifi range but
still need to keep a digital leash on your pets.
For the house pets wearing the smart collar using Wifi
would be very useful for letting you know before it's
too late that your pet has escaped.
Give your dog a mifi: For pets large enough, on the
smart collar there would be the option for portable
Wifi device attached to the back of your pets neck.
This would be great to not only give you a hands free
portable wifi, but would promptly alert you when your
mifi signal fades (say while watching netflix it stops) as
your pet runs further away from you.
Microphone/bark: Possibly a little over the top but I
think it would be interesting to have a bark/meow-
activated microphone that flashes your pets cursor on
the interactive map. If your dog is outside chasing at
squirrels it would be funny to see when he barked. It
would only have to be good enough to detect when the
dog barked/meowed not record clean audio or
anything. If your dog is barking intensely for long
periods of time you could have the Smart Collar. If
your pet gets in fights alot this could be particularly
Way over the moon idea: bark eliminator. White noise
bark muffler using the microphone and a speaker to
somehow nullify the sound of a dogs bark? Something
cool like that?
This is just something I've been kicking around for a
BATTERY: I think it would be very hard to get a dog to
sit still while you recharged his collar so the ideal
design would have a removable rechargeable battery.
Ideally, a smart door would allow a pet to enter from
the outside at any time while preventing him from
leaving without your permission. Using the technology
on the smart collar as a key in conjunction with the
smart collar app you could set a schedule giving you
control over when your pet can leave. At the same
time still granting him access back in case he slips out
If having a two way key with wifi/bluetooth on a
digitally controlled pet door that could recognize
which side of the door the pet is on is over the top
then it might need a few small video cameras to
provide more accurate information.
Also, if not too ridiculous it would be pretty cool to be
able to use the pet door as a remote webcam you
could use to watch outside (or inside view of your door
I guess, to see if your pet wants to go outside if the
door is locked from the inside or something)
Smart Collar App
Ideally for ios and android it would have a few simple
features. Four panel bottom dock with PET / MAP /
SCHEDULE / OPTIONS.
Information about your pet and your contact
information that you input into the collar that could be
read and scanned in the event that your pet runs away.
Also within this you could customize your pet's avatar
for their cursor indicating their location on the map.
A variant of google maps with the added feature of
your customizable pet cursor for their location and an
animation when their microphone is activated.
In addition to programming the smart door you could
also have the options of having a schedule for alerts
and stuff. You don't want a bunch of notifications your
dog walked away from your bluetooth if you're just
sitting on the couch watching tv so it would be nice to
have customizability for a schedule. IE: If my dog left
my house when i'm at work I could get a notification
from my smart app, but by customizing the schedule I
could chose to not be alerted.
just a slew of random options for you to customize and
nerd out on for your cool collar.
Ideally it would be able to be attachable to any dog
collar, that way I don't have to worry about making a
bunch of dog collars.