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Jun 12, 2018

Sharp to launch smart cat toilet that can diagnose health issues

Sharp to launch smart cat toilet that can diagnose health issues photo


TOKYO - Sharp Corp. said Monday it will begin selling a smart toilet for cats in Japan that can automatically measure urine data and the weight of the animal to keep track of its health, and alert its owners via smartphone if any abnormality is detected.


Marking the company's full-fledged entry into the Japanese pet market, Sharp's Pet Care Monitor is scheduled to go on sale July 30 carrying a price tag of 24,800 yen ($226) without tax. It utilizes artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technologies.


It is the company's first product exclusively for pets, to take advantage of the growing domestic pet market. Sharp aims for sales of 10 billion yen in its pet business in fiscal 2020.


Sharp is stepping up the new business as it is embarking on an offensive after years of restructuring led by its parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The company said it will consider tapping into the overseas pet market in the future.


Sharp to launch smart cat toilet that can diagnose health issues photo


Sharp Corp. said Monday it will begin selling a smart toilet for cats in Japan that can automatically measure urine data and the weight of the animal to keep track of its health, and alert its owners via smartphone if any abnormality is detected.


Marking the company's full-fledged entry into the Japanese pet market, Sharp's Pet Care Monitor is scheduled to go on sale July 30 carrying a price tag of 24,800 yen ($226) without tax. It utilizes artificial intelligence and Internet of Things technologies.


It is the company's first product exclusively for pets, to take advantage of the growing domestic pet market. Sharp aims for sales of 10 billion yen in its pet business in fiscal 2020.


Sharp is stepping up the new business as it is embarking on an offensive after years of restructuring led by its parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. The company said it will consider tapping into the overseas pet market in the future.



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