Pulsepet has launched a new, app-controlled dog toy today, named the GoBone, which keeps your pooch entertained while you’re out of the house.
For those of us with a canine companion, leaving our best friends alone at home can be an upsetting experience. Thankfully, a new startup named Pulsepet has put the Internet of Things to good use in the form of a new connected dog today named the GoBone.
Much like a 21st century Kong dog toy, dog owners can insert food or treats into the GoBone and control it remotely through a mobile app. The device is capable of moving around the floor on its own, and will tailor its behaviour to a dog’s age, weight and breed to keep it active for longer periods of time. Read: Police dogs trained to sniff out hard drives
The device, which offers a battery life comparable to a working day at eight hours, has both an autonomous and manual mode.
Santiago Gutierrez, the creator of the device, conceptualised the device as a means to keep his dog entertained while he was at work. When I created the GoBone, my original goal was to keep my dog entertained while he was home alone,“ Gutierrez said. “œBut then I realized the GoBone could also be used to improve the bond between owners and their pets through interactive games they can play together.“ Read: Introducing Spot: Google‘s creepy robot dog
The GoBone is constructed out of food-grade eco-friendly materials, and was engineered in the USA. If you’re interested, you can back the device on Kickstarter here.
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