Everyone is aware of the advancement in technology when it comes to providing proper communication to the people. Now, in the country of Switzerland, this advancement has moved a step ahead. Here, a technology has been developed which would enable sheep to send SMS to their owner. This may sound strange but it will be made possible by considerable human efforts.
The experts in Switzerland are planning to develop such collars for the sheep which when attached to them would help in driving away and also would automatically send a SMS to the sheep owner in case there is an attack other sheep by a wolf or other animals. What happens is when there is an attack, the heart beat of the sheep increases which happens automatically whenever there is sense of fear. A threshold level of the heart beat is already set on the collar. When the heart beat increases beyond that threshold level, it becomes significant that the sheep is facing some sort of danger. Thus, a signal would be sent back to the owner wherever he would be. As a result, he can then save his sheep. This device would be launched into the market by 2013 in the countries of Switzerland and France. It is meant for owners who have small flocks and are unable to carry the expense of a guard dog.
A testing of this device has also been conducted in were 10 sheep were attached to the pole and two wolfs were set free. The testing showed positive results. As soon as the wolf reached near the sheep, the heart beat increased thereby sending the signal to the owner. The device is in the form of collar which can be attached to the sheep collar. It does not pose any difficulty to the sheep when she has to wear it. Though it is a new technology but this would prove very vital in the coming years and it would be used not only for sheep but also for other cattle that face danger from wild animals. It has been predicted that after its launch its popularity would increase significantly across the world.