By Michael Thomsen For Dailymail.com
Published: 23:47 GMT, 6 January 2020 | Updated: 23:48 GMT, 6 January 2020
A Japanese company called Inupathy demonstrated a harness at CES in Las Vegas this week, which shows dog owners color-coded signals that represent the specific emotional state of their beloved best friends.
The device is a padded clip-on harness that measures a dog’s heart rate and variations in the heart rate and is sensitive enough to take readings through thick fur.
Based on the heart rate variation analysis, an LED display built into the harness will change colors to show one of five emotional states that will make it easier for dog owners to understand their pets.
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The Inupathy dog harness will measure heart rate variations on dogs of all sizes and with all thicknesses of fur
A blue light indicates a relaxed state, and a red light shows excitement.
Focus or concentration on an item like a treat, is indicated by white light.
General happiness triggers a rainbow colored display on the harness.
The harness syncs with a smartphone app that will let users track their dogs emotional state throughout the day, visualized as easy-to-understand clusters of colors, according to a report in Engadget.
The app will also feature a ‘Play mode’ that will suggest different games users can play with their dogs depending on their dog’s emotional state, including frisbee, treasure hunting, hide and seek, or agility games.
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