Pet Wearables

The pet industry is quickly catching up on the wearables hype: pet activity and location trackers are increasingly commonly seen on our furry friends. While much work exists on understanding how people use wearables for themselves, and how this affects their behavior and lifestyle, little work is being doing for pet wearables.

Our research focuses on understanding various aspects of pet wearables and their impact on society: the way that pet wearables affect the owner-pet bond, how this technology can have a positive impact on the lifestyle of both owner and pet, usability, accuracy, security and privacy issues of pet wearables.