A video game console designed for dogs could help animal parents to detect canine dementia early
A company fights dog dementia thanks to video games.
Joipaw told SWNS that he has created a tracker that can measure canine health and includes a video game console that provides data on an animal’s state of mind.
Joipaw is an original idea of Dersim Avdar and Marco Jenny. The creators said they started the company to help alert pet owners to abnormal dog behavior.
Dogs wear the Joipaw tracker on their collar, which allows the gadget to track the dog’s activities – steps, time spent resting, playing, walking – and sends the data to an app.
The Joipaw tracker also comes with a console loaded with games – including a version of whack-a-mole designed for puppies – designed to stimulate the canine mind.
Pet parents can check the health status of their dogs, based on tracker and console data, on the Joipaw app, which also offers warnings when something unusual is detected, Like the first signs of canine dementia or joint problems.
“Imagine being informed early if your dog shows signs of joint problems or canine dementia, signs that a human will have trouble noticing quickly, but which can be sent to your veterinarian to improve diagnostics and treatments,” said Explained Joipaw in a press release. on their products.
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“Our company offers a holistic approach to preventative health care for dogs. We combine both cognitive and physical stimulation in the form of a dog-friendly console, wearable device and software platform that Allows you to follow your dog’s health indicators. “
Joipaw added that their approach is based on years of experience in software and hardware, combined with decades of research on canine cognition and animal-computer interaction.
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“Beyond the entertainment side, our objective with this company is to help dogs live a healthier life thanks to the enrichment and the creation of links with their owners, and we also want to show the world to what extent Dogs are intelligent because we, humans, tend to be empathy and take better care of others. When we realize that they are closer to us than we think, “said Avdar in Swns .