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Wearable alert system for mobility-assistance service dogs

By Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Joelle Alcaidinho, Jay Zuerndorfer, Celeste Mason, Melody M Jackson

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Abstract

We present a study of a wearable alert system for mobility-assistance dogs. Our focus in this study is on assessing sensor and dog activation reliability for the purpose of understanding both system and dog training challenges. We improve on the results from previous work in each of four performance metrics and we present solutions to some practical issues necessary for achieving more reliable and consistent experimental results. We also interviewed active service dog users concerning technical, social and canine considerations, the results of which may inform future studies.

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Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Publication Title Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities
Volume 3
Issue 22
Pages 20
Publisher California State University Northridge
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/151196
Language English
Additional Language English
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal roles
  3. Animal training
  4. Assistance animals
  5. Disabilities
  6. Dogs
  7. Mammals
  8. Medical alert animals
  9. mobility impairments
  10. Nutrition
  11. Service animals
  12. service dog training programs
  13. therapy and service dogs