Thanks to the pandemic, we have realized the importance of tracking body vitals regularly and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Now a company has perceived the importance of the same for the man’s best friend and has devised a dog collar that should keep tabs on your dog’s activity levels, heart and respiratory health with medical accuracy.
As a pet owner, I often struggle in understanding my doggo’s health. Since the poor guy cannot speak, it’s difficult to comprehend his pain without the vet’s help. With this new biometric health collar designed for dogs – will eventually be miniaturized for pups and cats – Invoxia intends to help out many other pet owners like me, who can now constantly measure the vital stats of their dogs including respiration and heart rate.
Announced at CES 2022, the Invoxia smart dog collar in addition to monitoring the vital stats also doubles as a GPS and activity tracker for your pooch and uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and LTE-M for connectivity. It can keep constant tabs on the dog’s activity levels such as walking, running, resting, scratching and barking and even provide pet parents with data regarding their dog’s daily routine on the accompanying app.
For constant heart and respiratory health readings, this smart dog collar features radar sensors. The radar, according to Invoxia, sends out a radio signal which is reflected by the dog’s first layer of skin on the neck. The radar sensors are then able to “know the speed and movement of the skin right under the collar.” The readings are tabulated by an algorithm to determine the pet’s heart and respiratory rate.
Since, we like the collar to sit loosely and comfortably around our dogs’ necks, Invoixa has taken that into consideration and made their smart dog collar more receptive than the similar kind of trackers in smartwatches for humans. So, you can have the collar sit comfortably around the dog’s neck and still be assured of medical accuracy from it. The comfortable yet smart dog collar comes with easy to wash, removable fabric cover, and is very aggressively priced at $99 with an additional $12.99 monthly subscription for GPS features.
Some pet owners can be skeptical of having their dogs fastened with a tracking and health monitoring device throughout the day and also feel they don’t necessarily want to know about vital signs constantly. Invoxia believes, the smart dog collar will be beneficial for post-operative monitoring and health tracking of dogs reeling with respiratory or cardiac illnesses. This dog collar is overly important since the heart and respiratory rates are first and true indicators for preventive care and the dog’s baseline anomalies can help owners and vets detect illnesses early.
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