As a cat lover and owner, I’m over the moon with the Indiegogo campaign for Bistro – the smart cat feeder that not only recognizes your cat’s face, but will provide you valuable info and insight into your feline friend’s health (because any cat owner knows how hard it is to take them to the vet’s office). The smart feeder allows you to know what’s going on with your cat’s eating and drinking behavior, because that’s the window into their health.
The device was actually inspired by a brave kitten named Momo, who grew ill and almost died. Its owner, Mu-Chi, wanted to create a device that would track changes in appetite so to warn owners of any health concerns. It’s built with weight sensors underneath the feeding tray and waterer, which is where it helps track all the necessary info on your cat. And if you have more than one cat friend, the feeder will recognize which kitty is feeding thanks to its advanced cat-facial recognition technology. There’s even a built-in LED lighting system that will automatically turn on during the night that won’t scare your cat.
The feeder also connects with an app that allows you to check your cant’s dietary history or health report and even watch your cat live while he’s feeding. It will then alert you if there are any changes to your cat’s health status or feeding habits so that you can make the call whether it’s time to see the vet or not.
If your kitty is a bit on the fat side, the feeder can help with smart portion control. It comes with a complete cat food database and will use a precise weighting scale to determine just how much food your cat needs based on nutrition fact. You can easily configure how many means you want your cat to have a day and will then dispense that amount. Get a Bistro for your feline friend for only $179 with estimated delivery in March 2015.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.