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Exploring Assistive Technology for Assistance Dog Owners in Emergency Situations

Robinson, Charlotte; Mancini, Clara; van der Linden, Janet; Guest, Claire and Swanson, Lydia (2015). Exploring Assistive Technology for Assistance Dog Owners in Emergency Situations. In: PETRA '15: Proceedings of the 8th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, ACM New York, NY, USA, article no. 92.

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Many vulnerable individuals own an assistance dog. Previous work has shown that a domestic alarm, Ringsel, allows assistance dogs to "call for help" via a canine interface that they interact with by pulling a detachment off with their mouths. Here we discuss the potential for systems like the Ringsel to leverage distinct behavioral patterns exhibited by the canine users to aid the automatic detection of emergencies by being used in coordination with existing assistive technologies for emergency detection and response.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 The Authors
ISBN: 1-4503-3452-0, 978-1-4503-3452-5
Keywords: assistive technologies; assistance dogs; animal-computer interaction
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 44889
Depositing User: Charlotte Robinson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2015 16:59
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 17:31
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