According to a recent report from iMore, dog owners attending this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) are getting a sneak peak at a new way to keep track of their furry pals thanks to French smart device maker Invoxia.
Debuting at CES 2022, the BioMetric Smart Dog Collar by Invoxia will enable dog owners to monitor their pet’s location and health using a combination of biometric sensors, accelerometers, and artificial intelligence.
“Until now, data has been difficult to collect so there are few studies that provide vital feedback on pet health from everyday activity or continuous monitoring,” said Invoxia CEO, Amélie Caudron. “With the Smart Collar, the ability to collect at scale a large quantity of data over time, will open up incredible doors for research on correlations between vital signs and dog illnesses. This is how we discover new biomarkers, treatments and medicines.”
In addition to being able to tell the difference between activities such as walking, running, scratching, eating/drinking, barking and rest periods, the collar’s tech and embedded deep neural networking capabilities allow it to monitor the animal’s various health metrics, including its respiration and heart vitals, while also being able to detect changes and abnormalities in the dog’s behavior, and alerting their owners should there be cause for concern.
The data is collected and accessed through the BioMetric Smart Dog Collar’s companion iPhone app, where it can be shared with a veterinarian if necessary.
This is the latest biometric tool for people looking to keep a closer eye on their pet’s health. Way back in 2014, a team of researchers in the U.S. developed a prototype harness outfitted with biometric sensors to monitor cardiac and temperature metrics, and more recently, in April of 2021, nonprofit organization Petco Love announced the Petco Love Lost platform, a canine facial recognition platform designed to identify missing pets.
The BioMetric Smart Dog Collar is due to be released this summer in a variety of colors and sporting a battery that should last for weeks at a time, and will cost $99 with a monthly subscription fee of $12.99.
January 5, 2022 — by Tony Bitzionis