Smart vest makes stray dogs guardians

Sunday 03 2017 3 weeks ago 35   Thailand/Bangkok   Print

Stray dogs become guardians

Report  Web Desk : BANGKOK: An advertising agency in Thailand has developed a “smart vest” that potentially could turn stray dogs into guardians of Bangkok 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 Samsung Electronics. Martin Turner, managing director of the Phuket-based Soi Dog Foundation, which was formed over a decade ago to save stray dogs and cats across Thailand, welcomed the initiative.