Bistro : Facial recognition for your cat – feed, weigh and keep track of your cat – EFTM

Bistro : Facial recognition for your cat – feed, weigh and keep track of your cat

It’s pretty clear there is a market for advanced “smart feeders” for cats – we told you about the Petnet Smartfeeder only recently. This time, it’s a crowd funded...

It’s pretty clear there is a market for advanced “smart feeders” for cats – we told you about the Petnet Smartfeeder only recently. This time, it’s a crowd funded concept to not just feed them, but track them and their habits – and it involved facial recognition.

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Bistro is a product currently seeking “crowd funding” to make its designers dreams a reality – it uses what the developers call “Cutting edge cat facial recognition technology” which allows this smart feeder to know which cat is taking a bite at any time, and because the contents of the food and water are known (by weight) the feeder can report on just how well your cat is eating.

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Plus, as the cat feeds, it is standing on a set of scales, so over time you’ve also got a record of your cat weight.

Combined with an app, you can get real-time alerts on your cats eating habits – should you want them – and of course join a cat-based social network to meet cat owners in your area perhaps.

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The expected retail price is $249 (US), and while they needed $100,000 to make it happen, they’ve already passed $160,000 with two weeks still to go in the Indiegogo crowd funding campaign.

So, cat owners – if you have more than one cat this seems like a pretty cool idea don’t you think?

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