Sit. Stay. Call 911: FIDO Vest Gives Service Dogs An Upgrade
Feb 09, 2015 —
Google announced this week they're ending individual sales of the much celebrated, and maligned, Google Glass. And as we reported last week, a recent Fortune study found relatively low interest in wearable gadgets.
But wearable tech is not dead. In fact, there's a new vest that has GPS, can call 911 and can talk back like Siri. But it's not for people — it's for service dogs.
As New Scientist reported in its December issue, it's the brainchild of a group called the FIDO project, headed up by Dr. Melody Jackson, director of the Center for BioInterface Research at Georgia Tech.