Zoo & Zo

Director

Sjors Baarveld

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Zoo & Zo

Zoo & Zo has developed the innovative app Barkly, which translates the barks of your dog. This makes it possible to know what your four-legged friend says. It works just like the popular music app Shazam. You open the app when the dog wants to tell something, the app registers the frequency of barking, different pitches, breaks and patterns and translates what the dog wants to make verbally clear. In other words: the app shows what the dog means!

Barkly was developed with the help of various animal behavior experts and scientists from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The knowledge about the significance of the frequencies and barking patterns of dogs in different situations has been researched and published for years in a study recently published in Science.