Tailio, the smart litter box device and app to monitor your cat’s health, has launched on crowdfunding site Kickstarter.
Tailio is the world’s first in-home smart monitoring system designed to help pet owners with early detection of many common health issues and improve lives of the world’s cats. Tailio includes a Wi-Fi enabled device that sits under the litter box, data analytics in the cloud, and a mobile app that helps cat owners know when their cat needs care with alerts and tools on a smartphone. Pet Wireless hopes to raise $30,000 on Kickstarter.
Tailio has two intuitive parts: the physical sensory device and the app. The Tailio device is simply placed under your cat’s litter box and through Wi-Fi connection, Tailio seamlessly monitors a cat’s weight, waste, visit patterns to the litter box, and behavior inside the box. Once users download Tailio’s smartphone app, owners automatically receive updates about their cat’s day-to-day wellbeing from wherever they are.
Pet Wireless created Tailio with the aim to help cat owners all over the globe to meaningfully understand their pet’s habits, behavior and ultimately health. Tailio data analytics learns each cat and generates a ‘Pawprint’ – an individual profile of physiology and behavior that is unique to each cat. The Pawprint serves as a baseline for Tailio so it can pick up on regular patterns and notify owners if something out of the ordinary happens.
As a cat owner, Pet Wireless founder Alex Treiner developed Tailio with his own personal experiences in mind. He said: “I know the heartbreak of discovering your beloved cat’s illness a little too late. I knew if I could develop a device that detected signs of disease or distress earlier that owners would and alert them, it would help owners to avoid the pain of losing beloved pet before their time, that my family and I experienced. That’s why I created Tailio.”
Treiner put together a product development team and worked with veterinarians to create a device that would be easy for cat owners to use, and also wouldn’t upset the free-spirited cat with obtrusive sensors and devices. With the help of the experts, he soon developed the ‘under-the-litter-box design’, which is also what makes Tailio unique.
“Tailio’s advanced technology helps owners care for their cats at a much earlier stage of many common health issues, and significantly improves the chances of positive outcomes with less suffering,” Dr. Mark Goldstein, DVM and former President of the San Diego Humane Society, notes. “Through the intelligence of Tailio analytics, the smart platform can help cats live longer, healthier lives, and also provides owners peace of mind.”
Tailio is available to back on Kickstarter, with early bird pledge levels starting at $99.