Sony Develops Tweeting Cat Collar

  • June 3, 2010
The company's Computer Science Lab recently demonstrated a prototype of Cat@Log, equipped with a still camera, GPS, accelerometer, and Bluetooth, capable of reporting minute-by-minute activities on Twitter.

About 11 pre-programmed phrases are triggered on Twitter based on the cat's actions. For example, when the cat eats, the system tweets "this tastes good." Some of the activities that trigger tweets include eating, facial gestures, jumping, running, and sleeping.--Laurie Sullivan

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  1. Steve Crowell from Yahoo!, June 3, 2010 at 9:54 a.m.

    This is ridiculous! As if we don't spend enough time already in front of the computer on nonsense...

  2. Alex Luken from Humana, June 4, 2010 at 8:59 a.m.

    No more ridiculous than playing WOW or a Wii. Cats are passively entertaining.

    Thinking beyond kitty, this type of technology as potential in eldercare situations. For a patient with early onset dementia, whose families are not in a position to provide 24 hour supervision, this sort of monitoring capability (obviously not with a cat collar) is invaluable.

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