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Wearable monitoring system for assistance dogs

Author(s): Seabra, Jeremie De

Date: 2014

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Origin: Repositório Institucional da UNL

Subject(s): Assistance-Dog; Wearable devices; Remote monitoring; Assistive technologies; Wireless; Signal processing


Despite the recent progresses in robotics, autonomous robots still have too many limitations to reliably help people with disabilities. On the other hand, animals, and especially dogs, have already demonstrated great skills in assisting people in many daily situations. However, dogs also have their own set of limitations. For example, they need to rest periodically, to be healthy (physically and psychologically), and it is difficult to control them remotely. This project aims to “augment” the Assistance dog, by developing a system that compensates some of the dog weaknesses through a robotic device mounted on the dog harness. This specific study, involved in the COCHISE project, focuses on the development of a system for the monitoring of dogs activity and physiological parameters.

Document Type Master thesis
Language English
Advisor(s) Rybarczyk, Yves; Batista, Arnaldo
Contributor(s) Seabra, Jeremie De
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