Wednesday, July 6, 2016

TV Remote for canine on the couch!

Canine couch potatoes will soon be able to surf for their favourite TV shows with the world's first pet-friendly remote.
The gadget has been designed with paws and dribbles in mind with paws and dribbles in mind and will give dogs total control of the goggle-box. Pet food maker Wagg, which is developing a remote unit with computer designers from University of Central Lancashire, says the device has been made from tough waterproof plastic. Giant buttons with raised surfaces make it easy to switch channels and it gives off low-frequency squeaks that appeal to pooches. Ilyena Hirskyj-Douglas, a researcher in animal computer interaction, said, “Our studies show a dog on an average now watches more than nine hours of TV a week, showing technology is already playing a huge part in our pets' lives.“ Experts have been monitoring Rover's reactions to the but tons, sounds and colours. After analysing the findings, Wagg hopes to talk to tech companies to put the prototype into full production for switched-on pets.
Spokesman for Wagg Dan Reeves is confident it will be a howling success. “We know that people can feel a little guilty about leaving their dogs in a room alone for a short while. We wanted to create something that would keep the dog entertained,“ he said.

Source: TOI

1 comment:

  1. I can only imagine what a dog will do with this remote. Won't be much left if my guess is right.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺