Everyone that owns a pet knows first-hand that pet bathing is a struggle. Aquapaw was founded on the idea that there is an opportunity to eliminate much of the time and stress involved in this chore through great product design.
The Aquapaw Bathing Tool is a one-size-fits-all combination sprayer/scrubber that straps to the user's hand and is turned on and off by pressing the button in the palm or by making a fist. Because the tool is slim and flexible, it allows the user to have instantaneous control over the flow of water while also giving them the ability to use both their hands during the bath to keep control of their pet.
Daniel Lentz - Founder + Industrial Designer
Tommy Zipprian - Design Engineer Consultant
Mackenzie Duncan - Art Direction and Photography
Joe Poni - Video Production
The original idea for a palm-wearable bathing device was conceived by Daniel Lentz while attending Virginia Tech's Industrial Design program. He began by approaching the problem from the pets' perspective. Being sprayed with water isn't normally considered enjoyable by anything, no matter your species. So, is there a way to be washed that is more tolerable, or possibly even enjoyable for animals?
Almost all dogs love to be pet, so if water could be sprayed directly from the bather's palm in a very controlled way, it might be much more enjoyable for the animal, and it would give the bather much more control.
After molding, assembling, and testing dozens of prototypes with friends, family, a local pet grooming company and local pet owners, Lentz landed on the final design that is on Kickstarter today.
To learn more about Aquapaw, check out their Kickstarter campaignhere.
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