This Artificial Habitat Allows Consumers to Replicate the Rainforest

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 7, 2015
References: kickstarter & digitaltrends
The 'Biopod' is an artificial habitat that allows consumers to recreate the rainforest ecosystem at home. While there are a number of intelligent planters that allow consumers to grow vegetables indoors, these devices are not equipped for housing exotic animals. The Biopod allows consumers to create a rainforest-style environment for housing plants and animals in the comfort of their home.

The Biopod functions as an app-connected microhabit, which allows users to grow plants and raise exotic creatures. The habitat features a series of intelligent sensors that send feedback from the device to the user's smartphone. Users can input the exact light, temperature and irrigation levels that they need and the Biopod will automatically mimic the same environmental conditions. The device allows users to create a home for exotic reptiles or simply grow everyday vegetables such as peas and tomatoes.

The artificial habitat is ideal for those who are looking for something more unique than a traditional vegetable garden.