Optimising ADF Military Working Dog performance through next-generation monitoring systems

Project Lead Organisation:
University of Sydney

Collaborating Organisations:
Western Sydney University
University of New South Wales
Livestock Labs

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The University of Sydney is leading a collaborative project with Western Sydney University, the University of New South Wales and Livestock Labs to develop a practical, real-time, prototype monitoring system to optimise the performance of Australian Defence Force Military Working Dogs (MWD).

This project will develop a practical, automated, robust system that integrates existing equipment to detect early indicators of impaired performance in MWD. Dog handlers will be able to make informed decisions about a dog’s work and rest periods and alert them to signs of injury and impending danger of exhaustion or heat injury.

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