Veterinary experts at PetPace, a manufacturer of health monitoring smart collars for cats and dogs, announced their involvement in academic and clinical studies to advance knowledge of animal health and therapeutics.
Studies leveraging PetPace’s non-invasive, remote vital signs and behavior monitoring collar are already underway in collaboration with multiple universities and private specialty hospitals in the U.S., U.K. and other countries. Participants include the University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina State University, Royal Veterinary College, Cambridge University, Bristol University, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, and more.
Researchers use PetPace smart collars because of their ability to continuously collect detailed biometrics paired with cloud-based analytics.
“The PetPace collar is a comprehensive wearable device that allows for continuous, detailed, long-term collection and analysis of rich health and wellbeing data in animals,” said Dr. Asaf Dagan, DVM, Diplomate ABVP, and PetPace’s chief veterinarian. “PetPace is committed to making its unique technology available to support a broad spectrum of clinical research.”
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.
Studies utilizing PetPace smart collars span across various disciplines of veterinary medicine including cardiology, neurology, behavior, pain evaluation, intensive care, rehabilitation, sports medicine, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, and respiratory medicine.