The University of Glasgow, in Scotland, is seeking to develop and experiment with a device it has invented, noting that it may be a way to prevent dogs who are left alone at home from feeling lonely, as the device enables dogs to make a video call with their owners and interact with them from a distance. AndThe idea of the invention, which he called “Dogphone”, or the dog phone, dates back to noElena Hersky-Douglas, an animal-computer interaction specialist at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, reports the website Vision.
Scottish researcher, whose goal is to improve Animal life through technology, the University of Glasgow revealed, in a statement that the device is The first system of its kind that allows animals to use the Internet to communicate with their owners.
The inventors of the device hope that it will contribute to alleviating separation anxiety among a large number of dogs that were adopted during the pandemic, as they are accustomed to the permanent presence of humans around them during the quarantine period, but they have become alone in the homes since their owners returned to their work in the offices..
The device is A ball equipped with an accelerometer, as soon as the dog shakes it, launches a video call to its owner via a laptop connected to this device.