We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

High-Tech Dog Collar Sends You a Text Message if Your Pooch Overheats

Hot weather leaving you worried about your dog overheating while you're at work? Check out this smart dog collar.

If you own a dog, you probably already know that it isn't not safe to leave your pooch in a hot car. Of course, dogs don't just overheat in cars--like humans, dogs can get too hot wherever they are if they can't get in the shade.

This is why design agency Rethink Canada and the Toronto Humane Society came up with the Dog Caller collar. The idea came to Rethink partner Aaron Starkman when he left his dog in the car for a few minutes while grocery shopping, only to return to a very hot, distressed mutt.

The dog collar is not dissimilar to the special collar designed for sheep to warn shepherds of wolf attacks. Only this time, when the ambient temperature reaches 80 degrees, the collar will send you a text message to warn you.

The collar is quite straightforward: A box containing a SIM card, a thermometer, and coded chip sits on the collar. Presently, the idea is just a prototype, but Rethink hopes that with a bit of crowdfunding, the collar will be on the market next year for about $20.

[THS via Co.Create]

Like this? You might also enjoy...

Get more GeekTech: Twitter - Facebook - RSS | Tip us off | Follow Elizabeth Fish

IDG UK Sites

Best camera phone of 2015: iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 vs One M9 vs Nexus 6

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 of price of Retina iMac with new model