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Do you have a hamster or a dog? How about a cellphone? What if you could have all of these with the aid of a single device, behaving like it were alive? Enter Pet Phone…
The phone you can see in the image above is more than an object and, as Santiago Preto, its designer states, it can be happy when your wife calls or sad when the doctor sends you bad news via SMS. Such a technology is based on active memory and haptic experiences giving communication new meaning and use.
Pet Phone was a NEC sponsored project at the Academy of Art University it seems and it’s a pretty good idea, considering how much we love our phones and pets. I wonder how we’ll be able to feed such an original companion after a busy day of petting and tail wiggling.