The name Wandant is a combination of "wan," the colloquial Japanese word for dog, and the English word "pendant."
 Motion-tracking technology:
Technology to measure a body's movements, inferring based on sensor readings whether the body is walking or running.
 Associated cloud service:
Found to be first in the industry according to Fujitsu's internal research, as of November 1, 2012.
 Automatically measures and records:
Intended for use with dogs at least six months old, with legs at least 15 cm long.
 17.7% households with dog:
Approximately 11.936 million animals in 9.473 million homes (as of December 26, 2011). Source: "2011 National Dog/Cat Food Survey," Japan Pet Food Association.
 13.3 years average age (equivalent to 72 in human)
Source: "Household Pets White Paper 2012," Anicom Holdings
 Held near a smartphone or personal computer:
To be read by a PC, this requires a FeliCa port to be connected to the computer's USB port.
 Three-axis accelerometer:
Detects changes in acceleration along three axes: up/down, left/right, and fore/aft, to measure body movements and inclination in three dimensions.
 Pet industry's first automatic pedometer fully adapted for dogs
According to Fujitsu's internal research, as of November 1, 2012.
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Date: 27 November, 2012
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