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Digital Pup Detectives

The Bionic Dog Sniff Can Identify and React to Anything

— September 29, 2009 — Tech
If it’s appropriately labeled with an RFID tag, the bionic dog Sniff will be able to distinguish it and respond to it. Created by students from the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Sniff is a digital doggie concept that uses wireless technology to vibrate and make noise in reaction to objects Sniff ‘sniffs.'

While he looks like a cute, cuddly toy, the bionic dog Sniff was designed as a companion for children with sight impairment since it is based on the non-visual senses like touch and sound.
Trend Themes
1. Wireless Technology for Object Identification - The use of wireless technology to identify and distinguish objects opens up opportunities for enhanced tracking, inventory management, and interaction with digital interfaces.
2. Assistive Technologies for Sight Impairment - Designing innovative technologies like the bionic dog Sniff can provide companionship and improve the independence of individuals with sight impairment.
3. Non-visual Sensory Devices - Developing devices that rely on non-visual senses like touch and sound can enable new user experiences and accessibility for individuals with different abilities.
Industry Implications
1. Iot and Connectivity - The IoT and connectivity industry can explore the potential of wireless technology for object identification in various applications, such as smart homes, logistics, and healthcare.
2. Assistive Technology and Accessibility - The assistive technology and accessibility industry can integrate innovative solutions like the bionic dog Sniff to enhance the lives of individuals with sight impairment and other disabilities.
3. Consumer Electronics and Toys - The consumer electronics and toys industry has the opportunity to develop non-visual sensory devices that provide unique and engaging experiences for users of all abilities.
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