If you have pets, you already know that you are an experienced cleaner – not just because you have to keep your home clean but also because you always have to make sure your pet is clean, that way you both remain healthy! When you take your pets out for a walk there is bound to be dirt that comes home with them, especially if you live in a place with a wet season. This obviously isn’t good for your home but also can cause infections for your pet if not cleaned out well. It can be a tedious task to do every time you step out with them and this concept design is aimed at giving pet owners a paw-some solution!
Pet Paws is a high-tech sanitizing mat used to clean, disinfect, and dry the legs of our pets as well as the soles of our shoes. The efficient product design is a simple roll-up mat that is easy to carry and store. The team worked on elevating an existing prototype by adding improved functionality and simplifying it further – the redesigned version is now just a one-piece product, unlike the original one which had four parts. It has two areas on its surface – the first section of the mat has a multi-directional cleaning texture which bends and cleans inside the paws in a friendly manner, and the second section of the mat has a cushioned texture which helps to dry the paws as the pet walks over the microfiber sleeve.
Both parts have a texture that has been cleverly selected to maximize the efficiency of the process by making sure it can clean inside the paws without any discomfort or complex steps. The ridged cleaning part is made of recycled tire rubber so it ensures durability and the set also includes a removable microfibre cover for the other half. The mat has a central indicator to fill up 500 ml of water for the cleaning process. The soft drying surface features suction dampers at different heights to make sure that all areas of the paws are covered. Once you are done, just roll the mat over so the water will flow vertically to the front pocket where it can be stored till you dispose of it. Tilt the mat and the smart draining mechanism will take care of the rest! I bet this works for kids too.
Designer: NOS Design