Our four-legged friends will finally have a chance to stay behind the lens. Heartography, a campaign by Nikon Asia, developed a rig that takes photos to a canine heart’s desire.
The device uses a heartbeat monitor strapped around the dog. Every time there is a sudden change in the heartbeat, the Nikon compact camera on the dog’s chest snaps a pic. By being in control of the camera, the dogs can take revenge on the unflattering presence they’ve had online.
Heartography is Nikon Asia’s latest campaign and they’ve hired the first ever phodographer Grizzly to test out the device. During a walk, Grizzly was able to take photos of other dogs, an interesting patch of flora at the park and other unique things that could be interesting to a dog.
The heart monitor and the Heartography case that encloses on the Coolpix L31 camera are the main components of the rig. The heart monitor is connected to the case via Bluetooth, sending heart rate information. During a spike, a microcontroller inside the case enables a motor that depresses the shutter and takes the photo.
In the accompanying video, it shows that the Heartography case was fabricated through 3D printing. And Guzzler doesn’t seem to mind the extra weight as long as he can practice his craft.
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