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Nikon’s Innovative Camera System Lets Dogs Photograph Things They Like
By Yoon Sann Wong, 18 May 2015
Nikon has created a doggy camera mount that could give people more insight into how dogs feel when they see certain objects or scenes.
Similar to how photographers capture images that affect them emotionally, the ‘Heartography’ project was launched to discover what sights cause man’s best friend to feel enthusiastic–indicated by a hike in the animal’s heart rate.
The system comprises two components, the heart rate collar and Nikon’s unique camera case.
Attached around the dog’s neck, the collar is used to record the animal’s heart rate. The data is then transmitted to the camera case via wireless.
You can view the dog’s current heart rate on the case screen and select the baseline heart rate that will trigger the camera to snap photos.
Whenever the dog’s heart rate ascends above the designated threshold, be it due to increased activity or a hike in emotions, the camera enclosed by the case will snap a photo.
Nikon trialed the gadget with the help of a dog named Grizzler.
Check out the images that had captured the interest of this pho-dog-grapher in the film below, and find out more about the ‘Heartography’ project here.
[via PetaPixel, Nikon Rumors and Heartography, video via Nikon Asia]
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