Pet trackers have been around for ages, but Invoxia is looking to shake things up at CES 2022 with a new smart Collar that can also monitor your dog’s vital signs. The intelligent Collar doubles as a GPS and activity tracker for your pup.
Canine fitness trackers rely on a combination of accelerometers and GPS sensors. Invoxia’s approach is a bit different. The company says to monitor vitals like resting respiratory and heart rate, they contacted board-certified veterinary cardiologists to develop deep learning AI that utilizes miniaturized radar sensors — the same type as the Soli radar Google used in its Pixel 4 phones.
Caudron says that the Collar can sit more loosely and comfortably around the dog’s neck. That’s not the case with the smartwatches and fitness trackers humans use, which require a tighter fit and good skin contact to get accurate heart rate readings.