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Computerized “Dog Responses” for Emergency Rescues

A project called “An Internet Of Dogs” is focused on developing technology that combines rescue dog abilities with computerized alert systems to locate disaster survivors and assess their status. According to an article in Fast Company, “The Internet of Dogs is actually just one part of a larger emergency response system. Computer scientists from a range of academic institutions and industries developed a process by which drones, robots, dogs and human first responders could...

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Studying The Health Benefits Of Service Dogs For Military Veterans

Two major U.S. government studies are investigating the ways that trained service dogs may help soldiers with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The first study was announced in late June by the U.S. Department of Defense. According to an article in the Military Times, “The unconditional love of a canine companion heals the soul, reaching into the heart to cross canyons of loneliness and despair. Military researchers now are trying to learn...

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