The DogPhone Might Become a Real Thing

Researchers in Scotland and Finland teamed up and created a device they call a "DogPhone".

Researchers in Scotland and Finland teamed up to create a prototype device called a “DogPhone” that lets your dog initiate video calls with you. They put a sensor in a dog toy so any time it shakes the toy in its mouth, you get a call. There’s a screen and a camera so you interact. A researcher at the University of Glasgow came up with the idea, and tested it out with her 10-year-old black lab for three months. She showed him how to use it, and left him alone with it every few days and he was able to call her a handful of times. She’s not sure if he really knew what he was doing, but says it seemed like he was aware of his actions.