this collar measures your activity and even how often you bathe
Mobile phones are the protagonists of the Mobile World Congress, or so one might immediately think. The reality is that the congress hosts many booths of many little-known companies that sometimes have products as interesting as those of PurrSong, a small Korean company that has everything an ecosystem of connected products for cats.
In 2019, we already visited their small stand, but then they only had the LavvieBot self-cleaning litter box. This year we found many more products and the star is LavvieTAG, a quantifier collar that measures cat activity in amazing detail; times he sleeps, times he plays, what he drinks, how much he washes, and even how many times he uses the sandbox. The connected chat is here.
Home automation for cats made in Korea
As we said, the star of PurrSong’s catalog is LavvieTag, or as we like to call it, the Mi Band for michis. It consists of a small device that attaches to the collar and allows the cat’s activity to be measured. We asked what kind of sensors he uses and they told us he does it through “motion sensors” without going into detail and on the web he doesn’t specify that either, although we assume it will an accelerometer and a gyroscope. PurrSong ensures that this collar can distinguish between different types of activity such as kneading, bursts of activity (so-called ‘zooms’) and even when washing.
If in addition to the collar you have other branded products like the litter box or the water fountain, you can also monitor how often you drink per day and when you use the litter box. This can be crucial in detecting health issues.
If in addition to the collar you have other branded products like the litter box or the water fountain, you can also monitor how often you drink per day and when you use the litter box. This can be crucial in detecting health issues. For example, If our cat uses a lot (or very little) the litter box or the fountain, it could be a symptom of a certain pathology and with these devices it is easier to detect it.
In fact, that’s what PurrSong is all about. On their website, they say the company was born following the designer’s loss of her pet to a urinary problem. His mission was to create products that would control cats and thus be able to detect possible diseases before it is too late.
during our visit They showed us an app mockup and we were amazed at the level of detail it provides. However, we obviously couldn’t test it to see the reliability of the measurements (of course we ask for units for review 😄). We also asked them if it was a product already on sale and they assured us that it was sold in Korea, although when visiting their website we see that the only one that can be purchased is the sandbox and the other products appear as ‘Coming soon’. ‘. From PurrSong they claim to be looking for distributors in Europe, hope they get them soon and we can measure all our cats activity.