A Vibrotactile Proximity Harness To Help Blind Dogs Navigate


canine blindness
medical devices


Blind dogs need a way to navigate their surroundings when they are introduced to new environments. This project will review current products on the market, identify where they do not sufficiently address the need and propose development of a new device. This new device is a vibrotactile harness utilizing motion and proximity sensors. The device will be described and testing and training protocols will be introduced. While a fully functioning device is not ready for production, several additional research areas are presented.



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