Bringing Wearable Technologies to Animals

3Q 2017 | IN-4711

K9 Wearable Technologies is a request issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). The SVIP K9 Wearable Technologies Call aims to apply human wearable technologies to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) canines who have critical role in law enforcement, drug interdiction, and border protection. These canines are constantly subjected to a stressful work environment of high physical demand and varied climate. To that end, the SVIP recently awarded upstart company PetPace US$198K to access their product’s ability to continually monitor the health conditions of CPB canines, provide data analysis of vital signs, maintenance, and update of sensor components.

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