Opportunistic Data Exchange Algorithm for Animal Wearable Device Through Active Behavior Against External Stimuli

  • Keijiro NakagawaEmail author
  • Atsuya Makita
  • Miho Nagasawa
  • Takefumi Kikusui
  • Kaoru Sezaki
  • Hiroki Kobayashi
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10921)


This paper proposes a method of communication wake control for encounters between three or more users of animal wearable communication devices when threatening behavior against an external stimulus is detected. Specifically, it identifies an encounter of three or more contacts using an acceleration sensor attached to an animal, and uses this as a trigger to wake the communication device to transmit and receive data between the devices. In order to evaluate this algorithm, evaluation experiments were conducted using four standard poodles. With the cooperation of veterinary researchers, we established conditions where strangers with cameras passed immediately in front of the dogs’ run, in order to provide the threatening behavior used to trigger communication wake control.


Animal wearable Behavior Animal-Computer Interaction 



This study was supported by JSPS Kakenhi via grants 26700015 and 16K12666, MIC Scope via grant 162103107, JST Presto 11012, and the Moritani Scholarship Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Keijiro Nakagawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Atsuya Makita
    • 1
  • Miho Nagasawa
    • 2
  • Takefumi Kikusui
    • 2
  • Kaoru Sezaki
    • 1
  • Hiroki Kobayashi
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Spatial Information ScienceThe University of TokyoKashiwaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Animal Science and BiotechnologyAzabu UniversitySagamiharaJapan

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