A VIDEO game console is being developed for dogs to improve their brains and help them deal better with separation anxiety.
A UK-based company came up with the idea of a console for dogs after founder Dersim Avdar wanted something to help his dog Kawet when he wasn’t at home.
The upcoming system appears to offer a range of health benefits for dogs and can help owners track their pets’ health.
Dubbed Joipaw, the console is designed to be used by dogs while their owners are away.
Much like cat owners have been known to play bird videos for their furry friends, the console will feature a range of interactive games to keep dogs entertained.
In collaboration with animal-computer interaction researcher Clara Mancini, the company has developed a series of games to improve canine health.
The games are simple and controlled via a touch screen, most are based on observing and catching creatures.
Mancini believes the activities could help dogs suffering from canine dementia.
The console will encourage dogs to play the games by offering treats and will also help with separation anxiety and boredom.
The games also collect data on the dogs’ performance, and the console has a built-in camera that you can use to check them out.
This can also help owners to document their dogs’ health and to see and investigate problems to catch problems earlier.
Some of the games are also designed to be shared with their owners and are published as a subscription service.
A price and release date have not yet been set for the Joipaw as it is still in development.
Coping with separation anxiety is a common problem for dog owners whose pets are stressed when left alone.
This can lead to a number of undesirable behaviors, such as B. destroying objects and furniture or barking loudly.
A number of apps are available to help with this problem, but this is the first time an entire console has been designed around this idea.
Written by Oliver Brandt and Georgina Young on behalf of GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN.
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