Your Next Generation Pet Feeder For A Healthier Friend
• Food portions don’t correspond to pet’s ideal weight and size.
• Failure to administer recommended supplements for pets.
• Measuring food and dispensing supplements is time consuming and a messy task for pet owners.
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Week 10 Spring – Project XJune 12, 2017
Week 9 Spring – Project XJune 12, 2017
Week 8 Spring – Project XJune 1, 2017
Week 7 Spring – Project XMay 29, 2017
Name: Kitcia Juanche Aguilar
Name: Hector Alvarez
Name: Sandy Moreno Anaya
Name: Jose Ramirez
Initial Project Information
Field of Interest
Product Development, Controls, Robotics
Product will allow owners to have an all-inclusive device that dispenses the appropriate amount of food based on the pet’s body weight, as well as add the desired supplement(s) with the push of a button. See full description below.
Maximum Number of Students
Senior status. Students will take 2 units for F, W, S unless otherwise accepted by advisor.
Potential patent opportunity and taking product to market for students.
An estimated 52% of US dogs and 57% of US cats are overweight or obese. Most owners do not understand how much their pet should ideally be eating every day, and many pet owners fail to comply with veterinary advice on feeding due to inaccurate measurement systems (feeding a “few handfuls” or a few “scoops” and not using a standardized measurement). Many pet owners are therefore unsuccessful at achieving a healthy weight for their pets despite receiving the appropriate veterinary advice. Poor compliance is also prevalent with the administration of supplements recommended to pets with specific medical problems. Frequent complaints include the time-intensive and messy nature of administering certain supplements such as omega-3s, or failing to remember to give the desired supplement consistently.