PetPace smart collars can alert pet owners of an animal’s heat-related illness, such as heat stroke, before it becomes fatal. The collar performs similarly to wearable human health monitors. The device is able to track vital signs like body temperature, pulse, respiration and other measurements like activity levels, body posture, heart rate variability and calorie expenditure. The technology is especially useful for pets that are older, sick or at an increased risk for developing disease.
PetPace specializes in the remote monitoring of pet vital signs by utilizing analytical methods and alerting models. The company’s low-power, wireless collar is fitted with an array of sensors that report abnormal vital signs within established physiological and behavioral parameters. Once an abnormal sign or behavior is detected, a cloud-based analytical engine evaluates the signs and if needed, sends an immediate alert regarding any suspected condition.
Every dog or cat regardless of physical fitness, age, size, or breed can suffer from heat related illness. According to Dr. Asaf Dagan, the chief veterinarian of PetPace, people should understand the unique physical limitations of their pets. Leaving pets outside for long periods of time, engaging them in strenuous physical activity or leaving pets alone in a car can all be severely detrimental during hot days.