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Smart collar translates dog barks into emotions

Smart collar translates dog barks into emotions
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Have you ever wished you could better understand what your dog is saying? 

You can now find out what your dog is thinking when it barks, thanks to a high-tech dog collar that is giving canines a new voice by analyzing barks, so owners know how their pets are feeling.

South Korean startup Petpuls has created a smart collar that can identify five emotions in dogs using AI-enabled voice recognition technology. According to the website, the collar uses “a proprietary algorithm in combination with a database of more than 10K bark samples from 50 breeds of dogs in four different sizes” to detect what your dog is feeling with an 80% accuracy rate, the website says.

And if that isn’t enough, the collar also has an accelerometer sensor that can track your dog’s activity and calculate calories burned during exercise, according to the product description.

“With this device we, humans, can understand and communicate better, more accurately, more effectively,” says Andrew Gil, director of global marketing for Petpuls. He adds that when a dog barks, it means the dog has a need.

The Petpuls smart collar sells for 99 USD and is available in two sizes to fit small and large breed dogs. Petpuls device features a 3-color LED backlit display, power button, microphone, USB charging portal and reset button. It is also available in five colors. 

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