A South Korean company is developing a dog collar that translates barking.
Yes, if you have ever dreamed of having a Dr. Pulling Doolittle and chatting with your dog, that could soon become a reality as Petpuls develops a collar that uses voice recognition to translate barks.
The collar is designed to help analyze your dog’s emotional state and let you know if your four-legged friend is happy, sad or angry.
The CEO of Petpuls Labs. Stella Jang said the newfound insights were welcomed by dog owners everywhere: “Many dog owners are unable to be with their dogs all the time. We created Petpuls to give dog owners a holistic view of their dog’s behavior and activities throughout the day.
“We spend so much time with our dogs and give them so much affection that we think we know how they really feel. In reality, we often overlook small changes that can give far more meaning and insight into a dog’s health and well-being over time.”
If you’re wondering how on earth the company develops the collar, well they used 10,000 bark samples from 50 dog breeds to create a collar that’s high on our wish list.
It took about three years to create the AI program that makes the product work.
While you must be within 15 feet of range for the product to work, who really wants to be further than that from their dog?
And tests conducted on the product by Seoul National University put the product’s emotional recognition accuracy rate at about 80 percent.
What exactly can the new product tell you about your dog? Well, according to some enthusiastic Twitter users: “You can identify 5 emotional states of your dog – relaxed, anxious, angry, sad or happy.”
Basically, you can live your Dug from dream High as your buddy.
And you won’t have to wait long to get your hands on the product, Stella adds: “We are thrilled to be shipping Petpuls to dog owners across the US to help them identify, proactively and personalize changes in their dog’s behavior and activity levels.” can offer take care of their furry best friend.”
The product will cost $99 for small collars and $108 for larger collars.