The project CAPISCAN 2.0: the introduction of ICT tools in urban furniture for pets, within a new scenario driven by the circular economy is an experimental development project which is being undertaken in a partnership between the CAPISCAN founder and GESREMAN Company.
The proposed project is experimental and falls within the metal-mechanics area of the Smart Specialisation Strategy RIS3-CLM challenges. The main objective of the strategy is to introduce ICTs to complete the automation of equipment which currently has a manually operated prototype.
CAPISCAN is a device (Figure 1) which allows pets, dogs in particular, to urinate and defecate comfortably according to their needs without them doing so on street pavements, in squares, in parks or on beaches. The prototype is made of resistant metallic materials, adequately treated to ensure they remain in good condition. The animal uses a tray covered in an absorbent material. When the user (dog owner) slides the bar, the tray is cleaned using brushes and the waste falls into side drawers.
With this in mind, the project aims to improve the process by introducing new ICTs to enable a better use of the device.
In addition, the second part of the project involves looking at opportunities for the valorization (compost or biogas production) of waste within a local authority context. The first part of the project will be carried out by CAPISCAN and the second part by GESREMAN.
The project should result in a new product (improved device and compost/biogas) which would enable the companies involved to position themselves competitively within the current market.
GESREMAN INVESTMENT: €16,653
GRANT AWARDED: €9,992