Finally, A Smart Internet-Enabled Cat Litterbox That Can Monitor Your Pet's Health

June 15, 2018


Seen here being modeled by a cat who's clearly no stranger to peering into the depths of a person's soul and pooping at the same time, this is Sharp's Pet Care Monitor, a $226 smart litter box that monitors your pet's bathroom habits and sends the information it gathers to an artificial intelligence system via the internet, which analyzes and compares the data to ensure your cat isn't suffering from any kidney or urinary tract issues and is functioning at optimal meows.

The advanced cat toilet traces cats' weight, urine volume and frequency, and length of time spent on the toilet. AI will then analyze that data.

If there is any abnormality, such as a cat spending an unusually long time on the toilet or the quantity of urine being abnormally large or small, the owner will be alerted via an application called Cocoro Pet installed on their smartphone.

Now I know what you're all thinking, and you can relax -- there's also an optional sensor available to allow the box to differentiate between all the individual cats in a home. Unfortunately, there's nothing to prevent them all from peeing right beside the litter box instead of in it. You know, not to brag or anything, but I consider myself somewhat of a smart litter box too. "Litter box, yes -- smart, no." Your words hurt me. Still, no word if the box will be able to determine just how many cat turds my dog eats, but I have been feeding her less and she's still gaining weight.

Thanks to v, who agrees the smartest litter box is the one that runs and hides when your cat wants to poop in it.

  • KMA

    Just another gimmick to get peoples money. I'd like to see if that box can handle my 20lbs Russian Blue mix. The litter box is being advertised with a small prue breed in it. It's funny how they took the time to make this.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Still going to smell like shit.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Has anyone seen the Smartpipe infomercial that Adult Swim made? It is relevant to this.

  • The_Wretched

    Can it tell the difference between the cat and a lazy person? I'm not going to name names here and all but sometimes it's not the cat.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Must be kinda nice to have a life where you have the time to worry about your cats' dukes this much.

  • Mark

    I love how they always show these automated litter boxes with a kitten sitting in them. Then you buy it and your 18 lb Maine Coon tries using it, and he's half in and half out because it's just too small.
    I'm pointing the extreme case only because Maine Coons and other breeds are popular and are in that larger category.

  • Bling Nye

    I wonder what it would do if a human used it.

  • Ez

    That's the replacement plan for Obamacare.

  • Jenness

    I'm going to quote this for the total sadness - Because you're probably right.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    What happens when :

    - the cat will inevitably piss a bit outside of that small non-closed enclosure? Will the machine say its urine volume is too low?

    - the machine analyses the content? Does it go through a mechanical motion? If so, you can rest assure my cats won't go near the thing.

    - it will try to scrap the sides, as there seems to be no litter to speak of?

    - both my cats go in it at the same time? Albeit, that model seems smaller than my litter at home, but will it say it's overweight then underweight?

    - it's full? Will the machine judge my habits of cleaning the darned thing?

    So many questions.

  • The_Wretched

    If you fail to clean it on the prescribed schedule; 1. it calls the cops 2. it sells your data to the marketers. Expect lots of free carpet cleaning coupons in the mail and door-to-door knocks for maid service.

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