Internet of Things, as discussed before is simply a control system where people use the internet to transfer data from a device to another thereby controlling the latter or just monitoring it. Good-bye to the decades old system where the use of a computer becomes mandatory in controlling devices. Now you can control just about anything that has an IP address from anywhere. You can now command your lawn mower to take a turn or simply just rest, from a completely different time zone or even another country.
The world is not new to the Internet of Things (IoT) it’s just that it has found a wide range of new applications for IoT. From monitoring the condition or the health of buildings or bridges and detecting the health of your automobile to controlling street lighting and indications of free parking spaces and suggesting alternate congestion less routes; IoT can be used in any field where a machine can be controlled. In simple words; if a machine can be controlled remotely, it can be monitored and controlled with IoT more effectively.
So can IoT be used only to monitor machines? No. IoT can be used to monitor any machine. It is just that it can be used to control machines only. This comes in handy in monitoring a patient’s health; where an IoT device can gather all information and run a diagnosis on its own and can then provide a complete report to the doctors or the guardian at another location. Thereby completely eliminating the need of in-person monitoring at all times.
And having found it’s applications in monitoring human healthcare, the opportunity for using Internet of Things for Pets now shines bright. Yes, IoT can be employed in monitoring your pet’s health as well. From simply having a report about your pets’ health to even feeding them as per their schedule from your workplace; there are wide range of applications where Internet of Things for pets can provide pet owners as the perfect cost efficient pet care professional they were craving for.
With the idea of Internet of Things for Pets set clear; here is how exactly Internet of Things can benefit pet care services.
But before we get to the How; let us get an idea of Why? And here’s why;
With households having it almost mandatory to have pets and every person in the household with a job, the only time they get to spend with their pets are the weekends which might be even more tiring with kids. And amidst all this, caring about the pet and visiting the vet once a while might become a greater pain in the neck. And when was the last time you had to pay someone to feed your pet at the right time or left a bag of kibbles open so your cat could have a mouthful whenever he wishes?
How cool would it be to have an automated system that would feed your pet the right quantity at the right time and also monitors his health from time to time and sends you detailed reports which you can help you decide whether or not to visit the vet or better send the reports directly to your vet who can then suggest a proper diet or ask you to bring the pet to the clinic.
And with Internet of Things for Pets you get exactly that and in addition to keeping your pet’s health in check, you can control or limit their outdoor activities as well.
As said before IoT can help you monitor your pet’s activities as well as keep their diet in control. Here are a few ways on; How.
Controlling the Pet Door
As a pet owner you will well be aware of how irritating or tiring it is to let your pet in and out of the house every once in a while. Isn’t that why you installed a pet door in the first place? And now with the pet door in place, don’t you now find it difficult to control your pets’ outdoor activities?
Internet of things for pets comes in handy in controlling the pet door and limiting your pets’ activities even when you are at work. Set a time schedule and forget the rest. The IoT device can now keep the door closed as per your requirement and be open only when your pet reaches the door. When you have multiple pets you can also limit a particular pet’s activity where he/she alone is not allowed to exit.
Smart Pet Feeder:
When you have pets, feeding them becomes a major issue that has to be handled only manually. And in cases where every person in the household has a job, feeding the pets at the correct time becomes more of a challenge where you will have to get home mid-day just to feed your pet and then get back to work or either hire a pet feeder. When leaving a whole lot of food at the bowl might come handy but what if your pet needs to be fed only a particular quantity at regular intervals?
And as the perfect solution to this issue, Internet of Things for pets comes handy in feeding the pets where a simple bowl and lid arrangement helps in feeding your pet at regular intervals and also keep the food stay good.
IoT devices can help you not only keep an eye on your pets’ diet but also keep a track of his health. From heart beats and respiration rates to all vital signs, Internet of Things for Pets can help you monitor your pets’ health completely and quite comfortably and also send you detailed reports regularly.
Info to Vet:
So how is just monitoring your pets’ health beneficial if you don’t actually know when there is a condition to be taken care of? IoT does come with the solution for the same where the IoT device can also be designed to send regular detailed reports to your vet and if a condition exists where the latter would recommend bringing down the pet to the clinic for an examination, the IoT device can fix an appointment on its own as well.
So from controlling you pet and feeding it to monitoring its health and fixing an appointment with the vet, there is nothing an IoT cannot help you with and with the applications of Internet of things for pets; you can now add even a few more pets to your household.