This Smart Collar Could Be Warning You About Dog’s Seizures Via App
The newest wearable tech for pets could transform the way we understand and treat epilepsy in pets.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder identified by seizures that affect cats and dogs alike. While epilepsy is not curable, with the right treatment, this condition can be successfully managed and won’t impact the quality of your pet’s life. However, to formulate a treatment plan, a veterinarian needs to know your pet’s seizure history: which can be tricky to determine if you’re not always around your pet to monitor them. That’s where PetPace Bio-Response™ comes in.
The revolutionary technology uses artificial intelligence to analyze relevant data from PetPace Smart Collar to detect future seizures. The collar is state of the art wearable tech for dogs and cat: the stylish purple gadget weighs just 1.5 ounces, and it’s durable and waterproof. So, how does it work?
It’s pretty straightforward, actually: the smart collar should be worn at all times, as it continually gathers information such as changes in pulse, respiration, temperature, activity or positions, to name a few. The collected data is combined with input from pet parents and then analyzed by a machine learning algorithm. That way, the cloud-based AI can identify subtle shifts in behavior or abnormal patterns that precede a seizure and warn you before it happens- via a smartphone app.
In addition to helping you take preemptive action, the smart collar will provide you with information about the frequency and the scope of the seizures, which will help your vet determine the best course of treatment for your pet. Individualized therapies for dogs and cats who are affected by epilepsy would be much more efficient and could vastly improve the quality of life for the affected furball.
While PetPace Bio-Response™ is not a cure for epilepsy, it could be the next best thing. This technology is not invasive and yet promises to be highly accurate; a combination which could make epilepsy much more bearable to our four-legged companions.