Mobile Application Tells You If Your Cat Is Happy Or Feeling Pain
Who doesn’t love to take pictures of his cat? Now we have another excuse to pull out our smartphone and take a photoshoot of our furry friend. Mobile Application Tells You If Your Cat Is Happy Or Feeling Pain
A new application called Tably, developed by an animal health technology company (Sylvester.ai), uses the camera of your phone to tell whether your feline is ok or feeling pain. The app looks at ear and head position, eye-narrowing, muzzle tension, and how whiskers change, to detect any discomfort.
This is the so-called “Feline Grimace Scale” (or FGS). According to a study that was published in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports in 2019, this is a reliable method to detect acute pain assessment in cats. Mobile Application Tells You If Your Cat Is Happy Or Feeling Pain
The app could help young veterinarians, said Dr. Liz Ruelle of the Wild Rose Cat Clinic in Calgary, where developers trained the algorithm.
Source: Gulf News
Photo Shoot: Laura Chouette
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