About this project
At Jagger & Lewis, we’re dog owners ourselves, and appreciate that no-one knows our pets better than we do.
But wouldn't it be great to know how they are when you are not with them.
The Jagger & Lewis smart dog collar device tracks your dog’s behavior and activity, and shares updates with you directly through the companion app. Unlike other smart devices for dogs, the device attaches to your dog’s collar and transforms it into a smart collar.
When you first use Jagger & Lewis, you will need to pair the device with the smartphone app, available on iOS and Android. We will then ask you a few questions through the app to get to know your dog - such as age, type, weight and normal food intake.
This information is then put into our welfare algorithm and we will start monitoring your dog's activity and health.
You know your dog best, so we’ll also ask you about their general characteristics - are they calm or active? Do you leave them with a bowl of water at night? Where does your dog tend to sleep, and for how long? Do they have any illnesses? Where do they live, and do other animals live with them? Once the app has this data, your dog behavior and well-being is compared with similar dogs in our database. This allows you spot anything out of the ordinary and react immediately.
For example, if your dog barks all day when you’re not home, every day you’ll be able to track how our suggestions have impacted their behavior change. Learning that your dog barks less than usual or not at all will help you understand them better, improve their welfare, your well-being, and certainly your neighbor’s, too!
Unlike other smart collars for dogs, you simply clip the small device onto the collar you already use. It’s small enough to not cause any discomfort to your dog, but smart enough to keep you updated at all times. We know that many owners have a special collar for their dog already, and so this way they get to keep wearing their favorite collar!
With every movement, our sensors record more than 50 pieces of data per second that are then processed through the onboard neural network.
The data is sent by wifi to our servers and analyzed depending on your type of dog. We’ve built a database over the past year to be able to study more than 300 dog types.
The datas are then introduced into our welfare algorithm which has been created by veterinarians. Your dog’s profile and datas are compared against his usual behavior and with similar dogs to evaluate their daily behavior and their well-being value.
Through the app, you are provided with advice on how to improve their welfare.
We know that we can’t always be with our dog. Jagger & Lewis was designed with this in mind - it’s often when they aren’t with us that we worry most about our dogs. Whether you’re at work, on holiday or your dog is with a dog sitter, we’ve got it covered!
Once the smart collar device is worn by your dog and connected to our smartphone app, there are three modes to choose from: away mode, guest mode and challenges.
The Jagger & Lewis smart collar device also assists vets in understanding your dog’s behavior away from the vet’s surgery. Simply share the behavior report with them via the smartphone app, and they will have access to information about your dog’s behavior over a given period that can aid them in making the right diagnosis and prescribing the right treatment.
We know that your dog’s health is the priority, and so we worked closely with vets when developing the Jagger & Lewis collar. Here are just a few testimonials from our veterinary partners:
To gather as much data as possible, we regularly organize test days with our vets and engineers. We love test days as we meet with our community and ambassadors with their dogs, as it allows us to collect as much data as possible, including breed, size and age.
We love these days, as we get to combine both our passion and our work! If you are interested in taking part and being a part of our test community, please see the FAQs.
We’re so excited to bring the Jagger & Lewis smart collar device to the Kickstarter community, and hope it can be a great tool for dog lovers all around the world. We know our daily routines start with our pets (often being woken up!) and that the first thing we do when returning home is fuss over and make sure our dogs are well. As dog lovers ourselves, it’s been so important that we get this right, and bring you something that will deepen your relationship with your dog.
We’ve been working hard on the smart dog collar for 18 months, and there have been many stages to get us to where we are today. Our designers, engineers, graphic designers, developers, researchers and vets have worked tirelessly to ensure we are bringing the best possible product to Kickstarter. We can’t wait to hear your feedback and how you will use it with your dog!
Small, strong, lightweight and waterproof, our smart collar device is different from anything you’ve seen so far. Here are four examples that make us different:
The adventure Jagger & Lewis exists today thanks to a motivated and passionate team, but also thanks to the innovative partners we’ve been working with around the world to build the prototype, such as Intel, Fnac, and Euratechnologies. We’re confident that our partnerships with these companies have helped us build a fantastic product that we can’t wait to share with the Kickstarter audience.
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Founded by Alexandre Delille, the company consists of 15 talented and energetic team members. The motivation to create Jagger & Lewis came from a shared vision: helping peace-of-mind and well-being to flourish in everyday life.
Through developing the Jagger & Lewis connected collar, our team has united around a common passion: dogs! Our end goal is to improve the wellbeing of dogs around the world, and enable owners to better understand their canine cohabitants and live harmoniously together. From veterinarians to engineers to community managers, each member of the team adds their own unique touch of professional excellence to the process of delivering you a superior product.
Jagger & Lewis Smart Dog Device / UNBOXING
There are 78 million dogs in homes around the U.S. and more than 7 million in our native France. After months of hard work, we wanted to ensure that dog owners were are the very heart of our project, and that we will create something that will resonate with dog owners all over the world.
We are already in talks with manufacturers, and the Kickstarter funding will provide us with the funds to produce the units on a bigger scale, and get the device into dog owners’ hands all around the world.
Kickstarter is a fantastic way of receiving feedback that can help shape the future and wellbeing of our pets. We’re excited to hear what the Kickstarter community has to say and we cannot wait to grow together with our shared passion and love for our pet dogs!
We want to thank our different partners and of course our first purchasers, thank you for being our earliest of early birds!
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Risks and challenges
Although we have prepared as much as possible for delivery, we understand that there are always risks, and have planned how we were overcome any potential challenges. We've been working on the product for nearly two years, and have a fixed timeline, and a strong production plan.
But if experience taught us one thing, it is that things don't always turn out as planned. If we have any unforeseen changes during production, you have our word that you will be given the reasons why, and that we we will fix it as quickly as we can.
Although we have working prototypes, we understand that producing the collars on a large scale leads to potential risk of temporary shortages, and delays in components delivery. Gautier, our CTO manages the technology and electronics here at Jagger & Lewis, and has worked tirelessly with our suppliers to ensure we have the right components to the device, and can scale orders up or down depending on the number of units we need to ship.
We are based in France with a team around the world, and an office in the US. Having two headquarters means we are able to ship from the US or from France for the quickest delivery to your country.
Because each dog is unique, the major part of our work consists in testing the collar on as many dogs as possible. These testing phases take time, and if you think about it, they could be infinite: in a perfect world, there would be as many tests as there are dogs!
But let's go back to reality: if we want our welfare matrix to be refined and as precise as possible, if we want our application to be as responsive as possible, we need the help of our community, without whom we can't continue to evolve the device into something that works for everyone.
We can’t wait for you, our community provide us with feedback and thoughts, so we can make Jagger & Lewis the best possible device. We want to get as close as possible to every dog's needs, and there is nothing better than an app designed by dog owners, for dog owners!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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