The collaborative design process leveraged extensive research into diverse dog breeds' specific needs undertaken by the Ilume™ Health Labs team. Combined expertise applied throughout the development and realisation of the Ilume™ Wellbeing Suite included Research, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering + Firmware development, management into Production, and Packaging. The Smartphone app was developed by the Ilume™ team, collaboration with the D+I team ensured a seamless user experience between physical and tangible touch-points of the system.
We meticulously designed the Dog Wellbeing Technology suite comprising a collar-based Activity Tracker, Electronic Smart Bowl, and Data-Hub/Tracker Charging Station. These innovative products were designed to enhance owner-dog interaction and optimise canine health and lifestyle.
The Activity Tracker is robust, secure, and provides accurate movement data to inform a dog’s personalised nutrition + activity program via a 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope. Care was taken to ensure a IP65 rating, small + unobtrusive footprint, and dislodging prevention mechanism.
The Smart Bowl, in tandem with the Activity Tracker, helps inform a tailored wellbeing program according to the dog's unique data. The bowl employs a radial backlit indicator for intuitive portion control, making meal times effortless and accurate.
The Hub is a Wi-Fi connected IoT device hosting proprietary algorithms, transmitting collected data to the app and serving as the charging station for both Tracker and Bowl.
Our design process was iterative, taking into account market research and stakeholder feedback, while maintaining technical and functional excellence. The materials selected are non-toxic and non-brittle, focusing on comfort, durability, and easy cleaning. Our engaging and informative packaging communicates Ilume's vision effectively.
Exceeding the initial brief, our design process delivered a user-friendly, data-driven solution to dog health and wellbeing. Our work stands out as innovative and unique in the market, setting Ilume™ apart from competitors, testifying to our professional execution and commitment to excellence.