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Fujitsu to start cloud service to check dogs' health

Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:00am
The Associated Press

TOKYO, Nov. 27 (Kyodo) — Fujitsu Ltd. said Tuesday it will launch a cloud computing health management service for dogs on Wednesday, using a pedometer that can be attached to a dog collar.

The data collected through the pedometer, called "Wandant," can be analyzed via personal computer or smartphone, allowing dog owners to monitor their pet's physical condition and prevent them from becoming obese.

The device, which measures 4.6 centimeters wide, 2.8 cm high and 1.3 cm thick and weighs 16 grams, counts the steps a dog takes, measures the temperatures around its neck and analyzes its body vibrations to monitor how stressed it is, according to Fujitsu.

The service will cost the dog owner some 9,800 yen for the device and cloud computing service in the first year and 420 yen per month after that.

The company aims to win 400,000 service subscribers by March 2016.

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