Researchers at North Carolina State University use wearable sensors to better communicate with dogs.
The team from the NC State University developed a unique harness that carries tech for two-way chatting, packing sensors that monitor posture to pick up on a dog’s behavioral cues, including his or her emotional state, the heart-rate and body temperature. It could also be used to train pets.
Dr. Barbara Sherman, a professor of animal behavior at the NC State, says:
“This platform is an amazing tool, and we’re excited about using it to improve the bond between dogs and their humans.”
Probably the ultimate gadget for dog owners because as Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State and co-lead author of a paper on the work:
“There are two types of communication technologies used, one that allows us to communicate with the dogs, and one that allows them to communicate with us.”