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  1. Assistive Technology Use among Older Adults with Vision Loss: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Canadian Newspapers

    Contributor(s):: Fuchigami, Katharine, McGrath, Colleen, Bengall, Jordana, Kim, Stephanie, Debbie Laliberte, Rudman

    Low vision assistive devices are often positioned as enabling continued social participation and engagement by older adults in everyday activities; however, previous research suggests that the use of such technologies is restricted by various environmental factors. With little attention...

  2. Animal history: an interview with Professor Harriet Ritvo

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    | Contributor(s):: Ritvo, H., Aprobato Filho, N.

    It was in the 1980s that a new field in historical studies began to emerge, the animal history, or more specifically the history of human-animal relations. Harriet Ritvo - an eminent American historian and Emeritus Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology - is a pioneer in this field....

  3. Digital Dogsitter® reduces vocalization in dogs suffering from separation-related problems

    | Contributor(s):: Tiira, Katriina

  4. Social determinants of affiliation and cohesion in a population of feral horses

    | Contributor(s):: Mendonça, Renata S., Pinto, Pandora, Inoue, Sota, Ringhofer, Monamie, Godinho, Raquel, Hirata, Satoshi

  5. Assessing the potential impact of zoo visitors on the welfare and cognitive performance of Japanese macaques

    | Contributor(s):: Huskisson, Sarah M., Doelling, Christina R., Ross, Stephen R., Hopper, Lydia M.

  6. Technological Choice and Human-Animal Relationships: A Bird’s Eye View from the Rat Islands, Alaska

    | Contributor(s):: Taivalkoski, Ariel

  7. When Therapy Dogs Visit College Students, Is It Therapy?

    | Contributor(s):: Fleming, Colleen M.

  8. Smartphone-Based Inertial Odometry for Blind Walkers

    | Contributor(s):: Ren, Peng, Elyasi, Fatemeh, Manduchi, Roberto

  9. Dog behaviour classification with movement sensors placed on the harness and the collar

    | Contributor(s):: Kumpulainen, Pekka, Cardó, Anna Valldeoriola, Somppi, Sanni, Törnqvist, Heini, Väätäjä, Heli, Majaranta, Päivi, Gizatdinova, Yulia, Hoog Antink, Christoph, Surakka, Veikko, Kujala, Miiamaaria V., Vainio, Outi, Vehkaoja, Antti

  10. Efficacy of an interactive apparatus as environmental enrichment for common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)

    | Contributor(s):: Lauderdale, L. K., Miller, L. J.

  11. Using technology to monitor and improve zoo animal welfare

    | Contributor(s):: Whitham, J. C., Miller, L. J.

  12. Examination of enrichment using space and food for African elephants (Loxodonta africana) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

    | Contributor(s):: Hacker, C. E., Miller, L. J., Schulte, B. A.

  13. Irish Equine Industry Stakeholder Perspectives of Objective Technology for Biomechanical Analyses in the Field

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    | Contributor(s):: Sonja Egan, Pieter Brama, Denise McGrath

    Wearable sensing technologies are increasingly used in human and equine gait research to improve ecological validity of research findings. It is unclear how these tools have penetrated the equine industry or what perspectives industry stakeholders’ hold in relation to these relatively new...

  14. 'Tracking Together'—Simultaneous Use of Human and Dog Activity Trackers: Protocol for a Factorial, Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Wasantha Jayawardene, Lesa Huber, Jimmy McDonnell, Laurel Curran, Sarah Larson, Stephanie Dickinson, Xiwei Chen, Erika Pena, Aletha Carson, Jeanne Johnston

    Dog-walkers are more likely to achieve moderate-intensity physical activity. Linking the use of activity trackers with dog-walking may be beneficial both in terms of improving the targeted behavior and increasing the likelihood of sustained use. This manuscript aims to describe the protocol of...

  15. The Development and Evaluation of 'Farm Animal Welfare': An Educational Computer Game for Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Gilly A. R. Mendes Ferreira, Joanne M. Williams

    Many children growing up in urban areas of Western countries have limited contact with and knowledge of farm animals and food production systems. Education can play an important role in children’s understanding of farm animal welfare issues, however, most education provided focuses on...

  16. Biomedical Scent Detection Dogs: Would They Pass as a Health Technology?

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    | Contributor(s):: Mirkka Koivusalo, Catherine Reeve

    Biomedical scent detection dogs identify the scent profiles of diseases, such as cancer, diabetes or pathogenic micro-organisms.  What the field of biomedical scent detection has been lacking, however, is the assessment of the method from the point of view of a health technology. All...

  17. Evaluation of the fitbark activity monitor for measuring physical activity in dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Colpoys, J., Decock, D.

    Accelerometers track changes in physical activity which can indicate health and welfare concerns in dogs. The FitBark 2 (FitBark) is an accelerometer for use with dogs; however, no studies have externally validated this tool. The objective of this study was to evaluate FitBark criterion...

  18. Exploring stable-based behaviour and behaviour switching for the detection of bilateral pain in equines

    | Contributor(s):: Egan, Sonja, Kearney, Clodagh M., Brama, Pieter A. J., Parnell, Andrew C., McGrath, Denise

    2021Applied Animal Behaviour Science2351052140168-159110.1016/j.applanim.2021.105214text

  19. Continuous and Real-Time In Vivo Autobioluminescent Imaging in a Mouse Model

    | Contributor(s):: Yip, D., Kirkpatrick, A., Xu, T., Masi, T., Stephenson, S., Ripp, S., Close, D.

  20. The Development and Pilot Evaluation of a "Serious Game" to Promote Positive Child-Animal Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D. Hawkins, Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Joanne M. Williams

    Animal welfare education aims to nurture compassion, respect and kindness to animals but there remains a need for more rigorous evaluations of such programmes to assess the most effective approaches. Incorporating technology into animal welfare education is a relatively novel field. This study...