Developing interactive and emergency response devices for people with disabilities and their canine assistants

Chakris Kussalanant, John Takamura, Dosun Shin, Winslow Burleson

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Abstract

This study explores the extent to which we can trust and rely on dogs to use technology in order to perform critical behaviors that enhance health, safety, and well-being. Through the use of such technologies, humans and dogs foster a more robust and supportive environment than either assistive technologies or canine assistants can provide alone. We implement a user-centered approach focused on natural observation, respondent field survey, scenario-based design prototyping, and ethnographic case studies, including interviews and photo journals as key methods. This approach presents opportunities for further advances in human-animal interaction, new strategies for advancing assistive technologies, and richer human computer interaction (HCI) experiences. These scenarios are increasingly inclusive of dogs as users of and contributors to more fulfilling interactions with technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Aspects of Healthcare
PublisherCRC Press
Pages721-732
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781439870228
ISBN (Print)9781439870211
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Human computer interaction
Animals
Health

Keywords

  • Animal computer interaction
  • Assistive technology
  • Mobile systems
  • Pets
  • Smart homes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Kussalanant, C., Takamura, J., Shin, D., & Burleson, W. (2012). Developing interactive and emergency response devices for people with disabilities and their canine assistants. In Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare (pp. 721-732). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b12318

Developing interactive and emergency response devices for people with disabilities and their canine assistants. / Kussalanant, Chakris; Takamura, John; Shin, Dosun; Burleson, Winslow.

Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare. CRC Press, 2012. p. 721-732.

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Kussalanant, Chakris ; Takamura, John ; Shin, Dosun ; Burleson, Winslow. / Developing interactive and emergency response devices for people with disabilities and their canine assistants. Advances in Human Aspects of Healthcare. CRC Press, 2012. pp. 721-732
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