Smart vest turns stray dogs into Thailand's guardians

Smart vest turns stray dogs into Thailand's guardians
Smart vest turns stray dogs into Thailand's guardians

An advertising agency in Thailand has developed a 'smart vest' that could turn stray dogs into guardians on Bangkok's streets and alleyways.

Equipped with a hidden video camera, the vest has sensors that transmit live streaming videos when the dog barks, showing what the dog sees via a mobile phone and computer application.

There are stray dogs on the streets of most Thai cities and the developer thought smart vests could help both the dogs and the community.

'It will make people feel that stray dogs can become night-watches for the communities,' said Pakornkrit Khantaprap, 28, who is on the creative team that came up with the idea at the Cheil advertising agency, a subsidiary of South Korea's Samsung Electronics.

It's not yet been revealed who would be given access to the footage.

Martin Turner, managing director of the

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