• ZAR/USD : 15.3995
    UP 1.23%
    ZAR/GBP : 20.3347
    DOWN -0.30%
    ZAR/EUR : 16.8931
    UP 0.59%
    ZAR/JPY : 0.1512
    UP 1.48%
    ZAR/AUD : 11.3636
    UP 0.91%

  • Gold US$/oz : 1325.3
    UP 0.74%
    Platinum US$/oz : 980
    DOWN -0.41%
    Silver US$/oz : 17.77
    UP 0.28%
    Palladium US$/oz : 550
    UP 0.36%
    Brent Crude : 47.37
    DOWN -2.15%

  • All data is delayed by 15 min. Data supplied by Profile Data
    Hover cursor over this ticker to pause.

Mon Jun 27 16:54:23 CAT 2016

Japanese firm develops health monitor for dogs

Sapa-AFP | 27 November, 2012 12:06
A dog.
Image by: Gallo Images/Thinkstock

Worried the family dog is too chubby? Japanese information technology giant Fujitsu says it may have the solution with a new health management service that lets owners keep a close eye on their pet's exercise regimen through a pedometer attached to its collar.

The "Wandant" counts how many steps the pooch took during its latest outing, with the data then available online for pet owners' perusal, Fujitsu says.

"Wan" is Japanese for "woof", while "dant" comes from the word "pendant".

The device also measures the dog's temperature, while owners can use an online diary to track how much their dog is eating, its weight and "stool conditions".

"The data are presented graphically on a custom website that makes trends in the dog's activities easy to understand at a glance," according to the firm.

"This helps owners get a stronger sense of their dog's health, while enabling communication with the dog."


If you have an opinion you would like to share on this article, please send us an e-mail to the Times LIVE iLIVE team. In the mean time, click here to view the Times LIVE iLIVE section.