DHS needs rugged dog-wearable electronics to monitor health of trained canines

DHS needs rugged dog-wearable electronics to monitor health of trained canines                                      by John Keller, published in August 2016 issue of Military & Aerospace electronics

U.S. border-control authorities want to gather field intelligence by monitoring the canines via wearable electronic devices during work operations. The K9 Wearable Technologies project seeks to develop dog-wearable intelligence-gathering sensors and health-monitoring devices. The department of Homeland Security wants to take wearable technologies to diagnose illness and measure health parameters in humans and apply them to working canines. Challenges include maintaining sufficient skin contact, not contributing to hyperthermia (vests), comfort and security so as not to interfere with their job performance. This project is soliciting for ideas and contacts.Click here for more information

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