Pets can be expensive, and vet bills are just one of those costs of owning a pet. Korean company AI for Pet has recently launched TTPet, an app that uses AI to diagnose your pet’s possible ill health. All via your smartphone’s camera.
The app will help pet owners by analyzing skin and eyes and takes just a couple of seconds to diagnose any potential health issues.
According to the TTPet website, the app can detect abnormal symptoms early with an accuracy level of over 90%. That’s pretty impressive if that’s true, and it could well take out a lot of the stress of not knowing if your pet is ill or not. I mean, you can’t exactly ask your cat if he’s feeling a bit under the weather!
This app is the world’s first for diagnosing symptoms. Sure, it’s for pets, but does this mean that a human one isn’t far behind? If that’s the case, I think we are in for some revolutionary new approaches to medical diagnostics in the coming years.
Of course, there’s still no substitute for a real-life medical professional, and the app is merely the first step in the process of getting your pooch back to full health.
The app will also help you track vaccinations and worming treatments and nutrition, and diet too. If all of this feels a bit over the top, remember that people these days often treat their pets like part of the family, often just like a substitute child. So it’s not that surprising to me that there would be a considerable market for this. Particularly at the prohibitive costs of visiting a vet.
The app costs $4.99 a month with the first month free, or annually it costs $49.99. Both options give you an unlimited number of scans and checkups.
[Via Digital Camera World]