For those that like technology and love their dogs some research recently concluded by the North Carolina State University may be of interest, especially if your dog is less than obedient!
The team developed a harness that carries tech for two-way chatting, packing sensors that monitor posture to pick up on a dog’s behavioral cues. There are also haptic items built in to enhance the human portion of the equation with software that interprets speech into easily understood signals.
In addition to conversation, the harness has heart-rate and body temperature sensors to keep tabs on Fido’s health, in addition to his or her emotional state. Possible applications are widespread, and the device can be customized with items like cameras and microphones for specific tasks — such as search and rescue.
More details over on the Engadget Site