According tomedia reports, many pampers want better interaction with their pets, and now a company is working to improve the “communication” between dogs and their owners. Japanese company Langualess has developed Inupathy, a device that measures a dog’s heart rate and converts it into an analysis of pet mood.
At CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Langualess (a combination of “language” and “less”) told CNET that the strap can tell owners if dogs are relaxed, excited, happy, interested or stressed, and change color based on their mood. And when users use a companion app, they can track the dog’s mood over time, observe trends and compare it to other dogs.
Kana Yamairibata, langualess’s chief executive, wants “more extensive communication” between people and animals, said a Langualess representative. For example, some signals, such as wagging a tail, can be interpreted as happy, but sometimes just interest.
The team collected data on how a dog’s heart rate changed and established a pattern. For example, the team will track the dog’s heart rhythm sat down when it is fed and assume that it is happy.
Currently, the company has only introduced Inupathy products for dogs, but Langualess hopes to expand to other pets in the future. This smart strap is already available in Japan. It is scheduled to launch in the United States this year.
Here’s more information about Inupathy:
Strap size: extra small, small, medium, large and oversized
Average dog weight: 1.5 to 70 kg, or 3 to 154 lbs
Duration: 12 hours in a row
Compatible devices: iOS and Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 or later
Compatible operating systems: iOS 12.1 or later (iPhone 5 or later), Android Marshmallow 6.0 or later