Google is planning a wearable computer device for working K9s. The company which is set to unleash Google Glass early next year onto the markets wants to go a step further by introducing the K9 version. The project known as FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations) is aimed at improving communication between dogs and their handlers. Georgia Institute of Technology will also participate in the pioneering K9 high tech project.
The wearable computer devices earmarked for dogs will be activated by using the K9′s mouth and the message is relayed to its handler through an earpiece (later on through video). This is intended to inform their handlers of an event requiring attention. The devices are designed to help working K9s perform better in tasks which include bomb detection, guide dog duties, etc.
Google Glass wearable computer set for release early 2014.