Most of us aren’t aware that there’s a real physiological connection that occurs between an owner and their dog that lowers stress and anxiety. When a close bond is shared, a type of heart-rhythm alignment can occur – two completely separate species sharing one healthy heart. With the help of human and canine scientists, Dr. Craig Duncan and Mia Cobb, we set out to prove that stress, a significant issue in today’s society, can melt away by simply being around your dog.

FINCH produced the film and developed the platform that recorded and displayed human and dog heart beats simultaneously. We modified a human heart rate monitor to fit onto a dog. This monitor would then broadcast the information of the dog to a custom iPhone app. When both the human and the dog had their monitors on this information would then stream in realtime to a server that would then record and display what was happening.