Nikon's Heartography is a Camera for Dogs Activated by Heartbeat

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 23, 2015
References: heartography.nikon-asia & psfk
Heartography is a camera for dogs rig by Nikon Asia that helps humans see the world through the eyes of furry friends. Since paws don't lend themselves so well to taking photos, Heartography works to capture images with a built-in heartbeat monitor.

The camera rig is means to be worn close to a dog's heart, so that anytime a change in heartbeat is noted by the device, a photo is captured. By capturing stills at these exact moments, the camera is able to pick up on moments of excitement or joy. As far as some of the mechanics behind it, the special 3D-printed case is designed to hold the Coolpix L31 camera and transmit heart rate information via Bluetooth.

With the rise of photography on phones, sales of traditional photography equipment is on a steep decline. This is a clever stunt to revive an interest in this affordable camera.