Apple Watch-style smart COLLAR that can track your developed dog’s heart rate

An Apple Watch-style smart collar for dogs will be able to track heart rate and other vital signs when it goes on sale this summer, its developers claim.

Built by GPS tracking company Invoxia, the smart collar will double as a GPS and activity tracker, and is expected to cost at least $99 when it goes on sale.

Previous generations of dog fitness trackers relied on a combination of GPS sensors and an accelerometer, but the new device also uses artificial intelligence.

The Invoxia team, based in Issy les Moulineaux, France, used radar sensors that use light to send signals into the dog’s skin and receive data back.

They worked with veterinary cardiologists to train an AI that could collect data from the sensors and fill in any missing information blocked by the fur.

An Apple Watch-style smart collar for dogs will be able to track heart rate and other vital signs when it goes on sale this summer, developers say

The Smart Dog Collar is due out in summer 2022 and is a “first of its kind” connected collar for dogs.

Invoxia CEO Amelie Caudron said there is a radar that faces the neck and sends out a radio signal, which then won’t be reflected by the hair.

“So no matter how much hair or hair there is, it will be mirrored by the first layer of skin,” Caudron said. The edge.

“So the radar will be able to know the speed and movement of the skin just below the cervix.”

Movements of the skin under the collar are fed into the artificial intelligence algorithm, which then determines the dog’s heart rate and breathing rate.

Unlike smartwatches on humans, which need to be tight to work, the collar was designed to sit comfortably around the dog’s neck, according to Invoxia.

The company says it has four years of data collected from its original Pet Tracker GPS and will use it in the new collar to improve performance.

It will track the dog’s daily activity and identify when it walks, runs, scratches, eats, drinks and barks. He can also see when he is resting.

To facilitate its cleaning, when it runs in the mud, it comes with a removable fabric cover.

Unlike smartwatches on humans, which need to be tight to work, the collar was designed to sit comfortably around the dog's neck, according to Invoxia.

Unlike smartwatches on humans, which need to be tight to work, the collar was designed to sit comfortably around the dog’s neck, according to Invoxia.

‘Thanks to innovative built-in artificial intelligence and the first application of next-generation sensors never used before in pet health, the Smart Dog Collar is the first dog collar capable of continuously and non-invasively monitoring the resting heart and respiratory rates, even through thick fur,” the firm said.

“It can detect different behaviors and habits, drawing on millions of data points collected from pet activity. Equipped with contextual intelligence, it uses the best geolocation technology according to its environment.’

This initial version of the smart collar will focus on your dog’s basic stats, rather than continuously monitoring their vital signs against their breed.

Users will be able to track their dogs and their heart rate

He will be able to give feedback on the health of the animal

The company says it has four years of data collected from its original Pet Tracker GPS and will use it in the new collar to improve performance.

There isn’t enough data at a large enough scale for each breed of dog to allow for comparisons and deeper tracking, the company says, though they don’t rule out adding the feature later. as more data is collected.

The company said the ability to monitor a dog’s vital signs could be useful after surgery, to monitor how they might react to medication or to monitor the health of older dogs with heart and respiratory problems.

It could also act as an early warning system, alerting owners to potential issues that can be detected quickly and dealt with more efficiently.

This version only works on medium and large dogs, as it was not possible to miniaturize the laser technology enough for small dogs.

Scientists are developing a ‘smart collar’ that prevents tapeworms in dogs by delivering a regular dose of a de-worming drug to the pup

Scientists have created a “smart collar” that can prevent tapeworms in dogs by automatically delivering a regular dose of a deworming drug.

Dogs play a major role in spreading tapeworm (echinococcosis) to humans worldwide and can be infected with two types of parasites, the researchers said.

The variety of cystic echinococcosis, a small tapeworm, is endemic to 368 counties in China, according to a recent study, finding dogs to be primarily responsible.

Dosing dogs monthly with deworming treatments in remote areas is difficult, but this new collar can automate the process, delivering a regular low dose, according to experts from the Chinese Center for Disease Control in Beijing.

The researchers tried 551 collars on dogs in pre-field trials and found that they delivered the dose 88% of the time with dogs wearing the collar for a year in the harsh climate of the Tibetan Plateau.

The new smart collar contains praziquantel, the most effective deworming drug, which reduces the risk of dog tapeworms, also limiting the risk of spread.

Elizabeth J. Harless