Self-Cleaning Cat Litter Tray Design & Development Update
At the heart of our design philosophy is simplicity, incorporating sustainable materials, thorough research on cat behaviour, and thoughtfully integrating technology where it enhances the experience.
It looks and feels like a normal litter tray.
A common challenge with current self-cleaning or automatic trays on the market is that their shape and design can feel alien to our cats. Big mechanical domes, small entrance ways or small internal cabin environments can stress our feline friends. So we have designed Bathroom to look and feel like a normal litter tray. It is spacious and airy and means there is no need for your cat to learn a new behaviour when using it.
It has a manual or automatic cleaning setting.
In manual mode you simply press a button each time you want to run a cleaning cycle. In automatic mode the cleaning cycle will run after your cat has left. You can set the delay for between one and seven minutes.
It has a ‘plow’ mode that allows you to fully empty all the litter in the tray.
Bathroom has been designed to minimise contact with litter. Especially litter that has been used and is contaminated. This is important to avoid risk of cross-contamination (such as toxoplasmosis in pregnant women). As such we have designed a drop down plow on the rake that sweeps all of the litter out of the tray and into the waste bag.
It weights your cat accurately to 50g
In spring 2022 the BVA asked vets belonging to its Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey panel to identify the three most pressing health and welfare issues they felt were affecting cats in the UK.
Obesity was the number one concern (43% of those surveyed cited this). Knowing the weight is a key market of feline health we have built in an accurate weighing capability.
Each corner foot of Bathroom has a hidden load cell sensor. These have two roles - to accurately weight your cat (plus or minus 50g) and also to identify whether the Bathroom is occupied.
Never more than 60 decibels which is about the same noise level as having a conversation with another person in a normal sized room.
Designed for people with reduced mobility.
We think about inclusive design as much as we can. Bathroom has a removable lid, side panel and waste compartment. The rake is 'click and twist' and the plow can be attached in one single movement.
We want Bathroom to be as accessible as possible (and beautiful too) so as long as it is placed with sufficient space on either side it should be fully useable with one hand and accessible for wheelchair users.
It has a sealed waste compartment.
It works with most clumping litters.
When will Bathroom be available to buy?