This looks like something any dog living around water should have!
Float-A-Pet is an illuminated inflatable pet collar with smart sensor and technology to help find your pet.
How the system works:
The collar serves to support two main situations. First, the passive system is used to recognize where your pet is located at night. The flexible solar cells gather the suns energy during the day and store it in small rechargeable batteries. A light sensor recognizes low light conditions and triggers LEDs to illuminate the collar. Second, the active system is used in disaster relief situations. For example: In the event of a hurricane or the act of simply slipping into a pool. The Collar has a clipped on CO2 cartridge designed to break away. When the integrated humidity sensor reaches its threshold, it is activated. It dispenses CO2 and inflates the collar into a float. The passive solar system will support the floatation device at night by blinking intermittently to get one’s attention.
Unfortunately, the Float-a-Pet isn’t on the market yet. Too bad! I bet a lot of Dogsters would want this new twist on a dog collar!
You can read more about this prototype on Engadget.