Time is critical in Search and Rescue missions Understanding airflow is crucial for a handler when it comes to utilizing a dog’s most powerful tool—their nose. Utilizing weather data and local wind measurements allows Zephyr to simulate airflow in a search area as well as estimate the effective area covered by the searching dog.
The vest component of Zephyr has a trigger that can be attached to any toy allowing the dog to alert the handler when a missing person has been located. There are also speakers on the front of the vest that allow for communication via radio that can be utilized to give commands to the dog or speak directly with a person when they are found.
- Christian Curry
- Cadence Hendrickson