CanineAlert™ Device: New Patented Wearable Technology Provides Support to People with Disabilities

a yellow lab service dog with a device collar and a blue service vestIn continuation of Canine Companions’ commitment to innovation and service, we’re proud to introduce the CanineAlert™ Device, designed to revolutionize the way service dogs support individuals with disabilities. Rooted in cutting-edge technology and compassionate care, this system builds upon our dedication to enhancing the lives of those we serve. 

Developed in-house with collaboration with experts in the field, the patented CanineAlert™ Device uses biometric data, monitoring the wearer’s heartrate through wearable technology that wirelessly communicates with the service dog’s collar device. When irregularities in the wearer’s heart rate are detected, the device triggers a gentle vibration, prompting the service dog to intervene. Through specialized training, the service dog performs specific tasks tailored to the wearer’s needs, such as interrupting a nightmare or aiding in their recovery process. 

Unlike conventional anxiety detection methods that rely on physical movement, the CanineAlert™ Device operates solely based on biometric data. By monitoring the wearer’s heart rate, it offers support to individuals who may not exhibit outward signs of distress during episodes. This innovative approach not only provides essential assistance but also facilitates faster and more effective responses from the service dog, ultimately preventing escalation. 

As our understanding and capabilities grow, the vision for the CanineAlert™ Device extends beyond addressing specific conditions. We aim to broaden its application to encompass various symptom mitigations, including daytime anxiety and stimming, ensuring comprehensive assistance throughout the day. Our goal is to foster inclusivity and enhance the quality of life for individuals with various disabilities. 

At Canine Companions, we understand that no two individuals are alike, and that’s why we’re committed to providing tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of each person we serve. Whether it’s through our CanineAlert™ Device or our comprehensive training programs, we remain dedicated to empowering individuals to live their lives to the fullest.  

Click here to learn more about the CanineAlert™ Device.