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K9 Wearable Technologies
K9 Wearable Technologies is a call issued against Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science & Technology (S&T), Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP), 5-Year Innovation Other Transaction Solicitation (OTS), HSHQDC-16-R-B0005 (current issue).
Because of the critical role CBP working dogs have in law enforcement, drug interdiction and border protection, the health and welfare of the canines is of utmost concern. Due to the high-pressure operations tempo, physical demands and varied climates in which canine teams must operate, canines may suffer health problems that-if not identified and remediated quickly-may cause severe illness, injury or even death. This call seeks to determine if the lessons learned from human wearable technologies or some aspects of the technologies may be adapted for use within the CBP canine training and operational environments.
The call is open through June 7, 2017.
Areas of Interest
The K-9 Wearable Technologies project is comprised of the following technical topic areas (TTA):
•TTA #1: Recording and Transmitting Canine Vital Signs
•TTA #2: Receiving, Storing and Analyzing Vital Sign Data
•TTA #3: Maintaining and Updating Canine Sensor Components