Dog Collar Sends Text Alert When Your Pooch Is Too Hot

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August 14, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


As supermodel Elisabetta Canalis so memorably demonstrated recently, leaving a dog in your car on a hot summer day is a bad idea.

But what if you just want to run in for a second and grab something? Still a bad idea, but thanks to a new invention, you can get a potentially life-saving text warning if you take too much time running your errand.

The project, an Internet-connected dog collar from Rethink Toronto on behalf of the Toronto Humane Society, uses a coded chip, a SIM card and a thermistor to send a text when the temperature eclipses 26 degrees Celsius (about 79 degrees Fahrenheit) around the dog. Rethink told the Toronto Star the the “Dog Caller” should be available next…
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posted by Mashable from http://mashable.com/2012/08/14/dog-collar-sends-text-alert-heat/

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