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The Role of Ethological Observation for Measuring Animal Reactions to Biotelemetry Devices

Paci, Patrizia; Mancini, Clara and Price, Blaine (2017). The Role of Ethological Observation for Measuring Animal Reactions to Biotelemetry Devices. In: Proc. Fourth International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACI2017, 21-23 Nov 2017, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.

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This paper presents a methodological approach used to assess the wearability of biotelemetry devices in animals. A detailed protocol to gather quantitative and qualitative ethological observations was adapted and tested in an experimental study of 13 cat participants wearing two different GPS devices. The aim was twofold: firstly, to ascertain the potential interference generated by the devices on the animal body and behavior by quantifying and characterizing it; secondly, to individuate device features potentially responsible for the influence registered, and establish design requirements. This research contributes towards the development of a framework for evaluating the design of wearer-centered biotelemetry interventions for animals, consistent with values advocated by Animal- Computer Interaction researchers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-5364-9, 978-1-4503-5364-9
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)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
Item ID: 52255
Depositing User: Clara Mancini
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 14:48
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