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October 22, 2018

Wearable Physiologial Monitors for Measuring Canine Stimulus Responses

Drs. David Roberts, Alper Bozkurt and Margaret Gruen recently received funding from Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) to support their research proposal titled “Wearable Physiological Monitors for Measuring Canine Stimulus Responses.”  They, along with other investigators at ORNL, are taking steps to measure physiological characteristics of dogs as they are exposed to environmental stimuli.


The investigators will develop custom wearable sensing units capable of aggregating measurements from working dogs in controlled environments during experiments, corpora of data from experiments conducted by ORNL in a format amenable for statistical analysis from ORNL and software to enable ORNL to extract and process the data describing those physiological measurements automatically. They will also provide input into experimental design to facilitate effective use of sensing devices for analyzing physiological responses.


The NC State Computer Science Department’s portion of the award is $81,592, and the project’s total amount of funding is $191,859 by Oak Ridge National Laboratories – UT-Battelle LLC. The project began on July 1, 2018 and will run until December 31, 2018.



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