Sony camera mount for dogs: Gets a dogs-eye view of the world

April 19, 2013

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see life as your dog sees it? Ever thought about what your dog does all day while you’re at work? How many of you have ever thought of strapping a camera onto your dog just to see what kind of adventures the dog has while you’re not home?

Those living in Japan no longer have to wonder, because thanks to Sony, dog owners can now experience life as their dog sees it. Although Sony has only released this new technology for the Japanese market, it will more than likely be made available soon after its release date of April 26, 2013, at a cost equivalent to $54.

The camera mount is called AKA-DM1, and is designed to strap onto any dog weighing over 14 kilograms(slightly less than 31 pounds) and having a tummy that measures between 50-80 centimeters(20-31 inches). The mount is designed to be used with Sonys line of 1080P action cameras.

Curious doggy parents aren’t the only ones interested in the new technology. Those who train guide dogs for the blind want to study how a dog sees the world as it assists a blind owner. The technology may make it easier to correct mistakes a particular dog may be making during training.

The AKA-DM1 may also help with the problem blind people face as victims of assault or muggings. The camera footage could either identify anyone committing a crime, or possibly deter a crime altogether.

Do any of the readers plan to invest in this newest gadget for dogs? Or is the idea of going through hours of boring doggy video footage just a bit too much?

Your comments are welcome.





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