I often video call my family and their dogs. But does my dog also want to video call me or other people/dogs? Whenever my dog heard my family over the laptop or phone, or their dogs, he would wag furiously picking up a toy and run to either myself talking/purring happily away, or to the … Continue reading Hello… Yes This is Dog.
If you love technology and dogs like me, then you've probably at some point wondered how to combine the two. With Arduino modules becoming ever more affordable and accessible, this blog post gives an account of using Passive Infrared (PIR), ultrasound and Infrared (IR) range sensors with these microcontrolers to enable technology to detect their … Continue reading How to Build Dog Detection Systems with Arduino
While Animal-Computer-Interaction is a relatively new field of study, following this growth of research, products have been developed for animals to entertain our beloved pets. This increase in pet products have resulted in devices in dogs, primarily to increase their welfare, by providing stimulus for them whilst they are home-alone. As researchers in ACI, it … Continue reading Interview with Petcube
With the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) and Animal Computing, it is no surprise that at this year’s CES Conference CleverPet stole some of the limelight as a new gaming product for dogs. CleverPet is a light-up dog interactive dish that aims to engage a dog through the incentive of food. The toy has … Continue reading Interview with CleverPet: Interactive Home Dog Device
For a while now I have seen biometric tools that measure heartbeats in order to give an indication of an emotive state. Not only has biometrics been taken up in businesses to measure happiness and engagement at work but more recently they have been embedded into pet collars to help owners track their pet’s health and emotions … Continue reading Doguino: Using Arduino to Measure a Dogs Heartbeat
During my endeavour to facilitate dog interaction, part of this includes being able to sense a dog to allow for ordinary interactions through normal movements. Whilst I have previously made heart rate monitors for dogs with Arduino, this blog takes a step into sensing a dogs movement. Whilst this initially seems easy to do with items … Continue reading Doguino: Sensing a dogs movement with Arduino and PIRs
Introduction Earlier this year I met with Vernon Funnell who introduced me to his technology prototype to deter pets from lawns . Today I met with Vernon again who presented the new upgraded version of Lawn Defender in a swish new black box. How do I use the box? The box works by initially turning … Continue reading Lawn Defender Continued
Late last month I received an email from a lovely man named Vernon Funnell who was currently building a technology prototype (dubbed Lawn Defender) to repel dogs and cats away from his neighbour’s lawn. After looking into technology within this category myself I soon realised that this area of pest control is rather large using … Continue reading The Lawn Defender – Animal Repellents