P.A.W.S. - Puppy Accelerometer Data for Working Dog Suitability

We present the design of P.A.W.S., Puppy Accelerometer Data for Working Dog Suitability, a system created by Georgia Tech in collaboration with Canine Companions for Independence for monitoring potential working dog puppies. In our presentation we will discuss the combination of tools that make up this system, including commodity sensing accelerometers, commercial apps, and a custom visualization tool developed to support the exploration of the accelerometer data. We will share our experience developing and using this system in a pilot study with 133 Canine Companions puppies and provide guidelines for the development of future systems with the intention of improving scalability, efficiency, and validity.

Authors: Joelle Alcaidinho, Kerinne Levy, Branden Brown, Chelsi Cocking, Benjamin Elder, William Hsu, Jed Paz, Gregory D. Abowd, Melody