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Service Dogs Do Laundry With Bark-Powered Washer

At long last, the product that we've all been waiting for has become real. The world's first "Woof to Wash" machine, developed by UK laundry specialist JTM, is a washing machine designed to be used by a dog -- and even switches on at the sound of a dog's bark.

From the company's YouTube page:

Specialist assistance dogs trained by national charity Support Dogs are opening and closing the revolutionary machine developed with JTM's innovative technology - and in partnership with manufacturer Miele Professional.
The 'Woof to Wash' washer has a voice activated switch which turns the machine on when the dog barks. Inventor John Middleton, MD of JTM, said: "We developed this machine because mainstream products with complex digital controls seldom meet the needs of the disabled user.