Sharp Corp. said Monday it will begin selling in Japan a smart toilet for cats that can automatically measure urine data and the weight of the animal to keep track of its health, alerting its owner 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 with a price tag of ¥24,800 ($226) before tax. It uses artificial intelligence and "internet of things" technologies.
It is the company's first product exclusively for pets and seeks to take advantage of the growing domestic pet market. Sharp aims for sales of ¥10 billion from its pet business in fiscal 2020.