PVRR (Pet Virtual Reality Research Technical Brief & Synopsis) have developed the world’s first CatVR system, and it’s not what it seems, as this device utilizes EEG and EKG technology to monitor feline emotions to certain stimuli. This accounts for the fact that cats see less color, but see have better visibility in the dark compared to their human counterparts. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“We pioneered a patent-pending process that is referred to as ‘W.A.H.T’ [Whisker Attenuation and Haptic Telemetry]. This groundbreaking addition to the computer vision and sensor platform has allowed us to leverage software algorithms to understand the ‘tells’ each feline has related to their whiskers and be able to accurately understand when a cat experiences one of the following states: totally disinterested (TD); disinterested (D); mildly disinterested (MD); and cat-nipped (CNP) – a term we’ve been using to express the same brain activity seen in highly stimulated cats when under the effects of catnip,'” according to the researchers.