[CEATEC 2012] So you are absolutely, positively in love with your furkid, and you go with him/her everywhere, shunning places that are not pet-friendly in the process while knowing the location of all the parks in the neighborhood. Perhaps you will like what Fujitsu has in store for the masses – a special “Animal Medical Care Cloud Service”. Basically, your pooch will wear a collar that has a device attached to it which will gather all sorts of real-time information on your dog’s activity, knowing whether it is walking or running.
Relying on FeLiCa technology, the pet’s owner will then download the data to a compatible smartphone, where the smartphone in turn synchronizes itself to the Animal Medical Care Cloud Service which will ensure your pet’s health information is updated all the time, and will be made available to vets who are also in on the cloud. This service costs around $50 to $100 a year, but at least you can be sure that you can change vets without having to go through tales of your pet’s medical history all over again with the new vet, and during emergencies, the medical history can be pulled out to know what can be done, and what is to be avoided. Sounds nifty, but will it take off in the US if it ever arrives here? Check out another shot of the Fujitsu device on a faux dog after the jump.
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