angelmcolbert:

Wow, I didn’t realize that technology had gone this far. You can monitor your dog’s health through your mobile phone. I’m not sure if I would use it, but I’m a bit of a technology buff, so I thought you might want to see it.

Originally posted on The Hydrant :

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The Wandant pedometer is based on motion-tracking technology from Fujitsu Laboratories. It measures and records the steps your pooch takes, picks up shivering motions, and monitors temperature changes.

All that data gets uploaded to an accompanying cloud service so you can view graphs and reports on your dog’s activities.

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The Wandant sits on the dog’s collar. The data is uploaded through a wireless connection to a smartphone or computer. For a more complete look at a dog’s health, the owner can add information like weight, food serving sizes, etc.

Making a pedometer for dogs is a little more complicated than building one for humans. The Wandant has to take into account four legs and very different leg lengths. A three-way accelerometer helps it figure out what’s going on as your dog romps around the yard.

It’s intended for use with dogs that are at least 6 months old and have…

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