Cradle is a camera and two-piece bed system for cat shelters, designed to reduce a cat’s stress and improve the bond between them and humans.  Using artificial intelligence, the camera detects what part of a daily cycle each individual cat is in, and then wirelessly displays this mental state on that cat’s personal indicator bar. This works to increase the adoptability of the cats by informing visitors how to interact with the animal, creating a positive experience for both pet and potential owner. Cradle also works to reduce the stress of shelter cats by providing them with ownership of an object through the soft bed liner. This removable liner stays with them in the shelter, folds into the carrier during the stressful transition home, and then provides a scent based source of familiarity once placed in their new home.
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