The Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate has selected a Florida-based company to test a wearable technology designed to monitor the health of canine agents that support law enforcement and border patrol missions.
HaloLights will continue the development of its Canine Health Analytics Monitoring Platform and conduct a beta-test of the prototype as part of a $199,540 contract, DHS said Tuesday.
S&T funds the project in partnership with the U.S. Border Patrol, which will provide feedback on the tests to help the company further develop the device.
C.H.A.M.P. is designed to record and transmit a working dog's real-time health status and activity data such as temperature, humidity, location coordinates and heart rate.
The directorate issued the award after an other transaction solicitation under the Silicon Valley Innovation Program's K9 Wearables topic.