As fur parents, you would probably want to know your dog is thinking. Frequently, a dog would communicate to its owners through barking. However, this South Korean startup company developed a unique collar that could allow dog owners to know what their dog’s barks mean. Dog Collar Allows Dogs To Communicate
Know your dog’s feelings.
Dog owners welcome the development of this innovation because it is hard to guess dogs’ feelings. The innovation is known as the Petpuls dog collar, and the software can recognize five different emotions coming from the dog’s body.
Moon Sae-mi is a fur parent to a six-year-old Border Collie. According to Moon, her dog became a part of this innovation as she was one of the dogs tested. The startup company recorded the barks of Moon’s dog. But aside from Moon’s dog, other dogs underwent the same testing. The Korean company compiled at least 10,000 different dog barks to ascertain the veracity of their software.
The development of the software started in 2017. But the dog collar was completed last quarter of 2020. Based on the company’s press release, the software’s accuracy is over 90%, so this is enough for dog owners to know whether their dogs are happy or not.
Get to know your dog better.
For Moon, this invention would help her understand the emotions of her Border Collie better. Moon said that even though the dog has been with her for five years now, she still does not know the dog that well. Moon hopes that she will be closer to her dog through the Korean startup’s software.
But aside from emotions, the software could likewise monitor the dog’s health. This is a win-win for Moon because she is no stranger that her dog is already nearing an advanced age. Since Moon volunteered her dog during the experimentation phase, she received a free variant from the company.
The collar retails for around $140. They also offer different colors.
Credits to CBS Miami.