Opinion: Careful surveillance and pet wearables at home with animals September 6, 2016 The surveillance and gamification of pets has becoming an increasingly popular trend in Australian households. In a collaborative article for The Conversation, Associate Professor Ingrid Richardson from Murdoch’s School of Arts discusses the new phenomenon of pet surveillance through wearable technology. The global market for these devices is estimated to be worth around $2.62 billion a year. This article outlines how pet owners can track their animals’ movements, recording and vicariously experiencing their pet’s perspective and movement remotely via wearable cameras. Increasingly owners are also able to “gamify” their pet’s exercise with a reward system and leaderboard that ranks their results compared to other pets. The full article can be read here. Print This Post Media contact: Pepita Smyth Tel: (08) 9360 1289 | Mobile: 0417 171 551 | Email: email@example.com Categories: General, Research, Schools, School of Arts Research Tags: School of Arts, ingrid richardson, the conversation Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website You can use these tags : <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> We read every comment and will make every effort to approve each new comment within one working day. To ensure speedy posting, please keep your comments relevant to the topic of discussion, free of inappropriate language and in-line with the editorial integrity of this newsroom. If not, your comments may not be published. Thanks for commenting!