Google recently called upon a small group of UK organisations to test out its Google Glass technology.
Animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home was among those selected, and has been exploring how the technology could benefit its rehoming and visitor experiences.
Google Glass, are wearable glasses which connect to the internet via wifi or smartphone. The charity saw potential in using the technology to give visitors hands-free access to photos, videos and profiles of dogs and cats as they visit a rehoming centre.
Dee McIntosh, Battersea’s Director of Communications said: “Battersea is always interested in using the latest digital technology to help our animals find new homes. Too often a dog or cat will hide away or even cower at the back of their kennel or pen, so would-be new owners will just move on by.
“But we think Glass could help show off the real personalities of our animals, offering access to videos of them playing stress-free in our paddocks, fields and cat pens, whilst a visitor is actually standing at their kennel, and this would give our animals a much better chance of finding a home.”
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