Updated September 12, 2020 16:59:18When it comes to the latest advancements in technology, the world’s most remote areas are certainly in the spotlight.
And as we all know, technology is not always kind to people living in the shadow of the Himalayas.
But what about the pet bed in the sky?
If it’s made of metal, it might not be as effective as a glass one.
A report from the Pet and Furniture Institute (PFI) claims to have found a way to make a pet bed that can be “elevating” for up to a metre.
The new technology uses “high-density” materials like titanium and magnesium, and could help pave the way for the creation of new types of pet beds.
“It is an interesting and novel technology which is capable of supporting a large-scale and very durable construction,” PFI CEO Mark Hurd said in a statement.
“The idea is to build a high-density pet bed and then use it as a platform for a new type of construction that would be more flexible and more durable.”
The idea for the new pet bed is called “PFS-4”.
The name comes from the first three letters of the PFS acronym, which stands for Pet Support for Structural Function, and is a reference to the fact that the material is meant to be able to support the weight of a pet.
“We believe this will revolutionise the pet industry and the way people buy and store their pets,” said Mark Hulbert, a PFI director.
“Pet bed is an essential part of any pet’s everyday life, and with the development of this technology, we are excited to be working with pet owners to create new and sustainable solutions for their pets.”
The company’s research, published in the journal Applied Physics Letters, also found that “high density materials” can also be used to support an alternative to traditional glass, titanium and aluminium pet beds, as well as creating a “more resilient” and more stable design for the pet.
Hurd said the company was now looking into a number of different technologies for pet beds and that it was working with a number other manufacturers to develop the new designs.
“This research was a long time coming and we hope to be in a position to deliver some of the solutions we have in mind,” he said.
“Our research will help us to develop our own high-quality and affordable solutions for pet owners.”
A new breed of pet bedThe new pet beds are designed to be as “functional as a high density pet bed”, but they are also expected to have more “flexibility” and durability than current designs, which could mean better performance.
The report also noted that “a high density material can be used in place of glass or aluminium” and suggested using “an alloy of two to three micron diameters, preferably aluminium alloy”.
The company said that it had found a “low cost alternative to a glass or titanium pet bed” which could be used for a number pet products, such as the dog bed.
“As pet owners know, a pet needs a secure environment, so this new technology could have a significant impact on pet owner comfort,” the report said.PFI has previously said it was considering making the new “PFF-4” pet bed available to the pet-friendly market.
The company also hopes to develop a “better” pet-specific pet bed with a “plastic-like material that is more robust and durable” for “large-sized animals and for other animals in the home”.
The report said that a pet-based pet bed “should be able provide a better fit for a pet than glass or a metal pet bed”.
“We are currently exploring various materials and the design of this new pet product, as the design will be the next step in the development process,” the statement said.
The “PFI-4 Pet Bed” could also be made available to customers in the US, UK and Europe.