Projects

One of the best ways to learn about current projects is through their associated publications.
Please note that at any given time, not all projects or publications may be listed on this page.

ACTIVATION INTERFACES 
Contact: Melody M. Jackson, Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil​
Wearable Alert System for Mobility-assistance Service Dog
Valentin, G., Freil,  L., Alcaidinho, J., Zuerndorfer, J. , Mason, C., Jackson, M. M.
Volume 3 of the Journal on Technology & Persons with Disabilities
Wearable Communication Interfaces for Working Dogs
Jackson, M. M., Valentin, G., Freil, L., Burkeen, L., Zeagler, C., Gilliland, S., ... & Starner, T. (2015). FIDO--Facilitating interactions for dogs with occupations: wearable communication interfaces for working dogs. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing19(1), 155-173.
FIDO: Wearable Dog-Activated Interfaces
Jackson, M. M., Zeagler, C., Valentin, G., Martin, A., Martin, V., Delawalla, A., ... & Starner, T. (2013, September). FIDO-facilitating interactions for dogs with occupations: wearable dog-activated interfaces. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Symposium on Wearable Computers (pp. 81-88). ACM.
GESTURE INTERFACES 
ContactGiancarlo Valentin, Thad Starner
Creating Collar-sensed Motion Gestures for Dog-Human Communication in Service Applications (2016, Sep) Valentin, G., Alcaidinho, J. , Jackson, M., Howard, A. & Starner, T. 
In 
Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. ACM.
Towards a canine-human communication system based on head gestures
Valentin, G.,Alcaidinho, J. , Jackson, M., Howard, A. & Starner, T. (2015, November). Towards a canine-human communication system based on head gestures. Animal-Computer Interaction Congress at the 12th International Conference on Advances in Computing Entertainment. ACM.
HAPTIC INTERFACES 
ContactCeara Byrne
A method to Evaluate Haptic Interfaces for Working Dogs 
Byrne, C., Freil, L., Starner, T., & Jackson, M. M. (2016).
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies.
Two-way Communication Between Working Dogs and their Handlers
Byrne, C., Kerwin, R., Zuerndorfer, J., Gilliland, S., Guo, Z., Jackson, M., & Starner, T. E. (2014). Two-Way Communication between Working Dogs and Their Handlers. IEEE Pervasive Computing, (2), 80-83.
TOUCHSCREEN INTERFACES
ContactClint Zeagler, Larry Freil​
Canine Computer Interaction: Towards Designing a Touchscreen Interface for Working Dogs Zeagler, Clint., Jay Zuerndorfer, Andrea Lau, Larry Freil, Scott Gilliland, Thad Starner, Melody Jackosn. Proceedings of ACM Animal Computer Interaction Conference, November 2016, London, United Kingdom.
Going to the Dogs: Towards an Interactive Touchscreen Interface for Canines
Zeagler, C., Gilliland, S., Freil, L., Starner, T., & Jackson, M. (2014, October). Going to the dogs: towards an interactive touchscreen interface for working dogs. InProceedings of the 27th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (pp. 497-507). ACM.
LAW ENFORCEMENT
Contact: Joelle Alcaidinho
Mobile collaboration for Human and Canine Police Explosive Detection Teams
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative work and Social Computing
SEARCH AND RESCUE
Contact: Clint Zeagler, Ceara Byrne, Larry Freil, Giancarlo Valentin
Search and Rescue: Dog and Handler Collaboration Through Wearable and Mobile Interfaces Zeagler, Clint., Ceara Byrne, Giancarlo Valentin, Larry Freil, Eric Kidder, James Crouch, Thad Starner, Melody Jackson. Proceedings of ACM Animal Computer Interaction Conference, November 2016, London, United Kingdom.
QUANTIMETRICS
Contact: Joelle Alcaidinho
Canine Behavior and Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric Data
Alcaidinho, J. ( 2016, May) Canine Behavior and Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric. In Proceedings of 33rd Annual Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI)
Leveraging Mobile Technology to Increase the Permanent Adoption of Shelter Dogs
Alcaidinho, J., Valentin, G., Tai, S., Nguyen, B., Sanders, K., Jackson, M., ... & Starner, T. (2015, August). Leveraging Mobile Technology to Increase the Permanent Adoption of Shelter Dogs. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services(pp. 463-469). ACM.
Quantimetric Analysis of the Relationship Between Restfulness and Dog Training Outcomes
Alcaidinho, J.,Valentin, G., Yoder, N., Tai, S., Mundell, P., Jackson, (2015, March). InProceedings of the 9th International Working Dog Conference , Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research. 
Assessment of Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric Data
Alcaidinho, Joelle, Giancarlo Valentín, Nate Yoder, Stephanie Tai, Paul Mundell, Melody Jackson "Assessment of Working Dog Suitability from Quantimetric Data." Proceedings of the 4th Nordic Conference on Human Computer Interaction. ACM, 2014.

Other work in progress may not be listed on this page.