Did someone say wearables for dogs? Then let’s take a look at some cool smart devices for dogs slated to launch in 2022.
But before that here are some numbers. The global pet wearable market is expected to be worth $2,870 million in 2026, up from $1,779 million in 2020, Mondor Intelligence estimates. The segment will grow at a CAGR of 8.49% from 2021 to 2026. While the largest market for pet wearables is North America, the fastest growing is Asia-Pacific.
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Let’s turn to the wearables now.
Starting with Invoxia
Invoxia claims to have developed “the first biometric health collar for dogs” that will be available in summer of 2022. The Smart Dog Collar can measure a dog’s heart and respiratory rate. It can keep a tab of their activity levels including walking, running, resting and even scratching and barking. Amusing much? This data can be easily shared with the veterinarian to establish a diagnostic baseline built on objective long-term data.
Moving over to Inupathy
According to Inupathy their soon-to-launch communicative device will give humans of dogs “the opportunity to communicate with your dog.” Wow, but how so? The device weighing 80grams and can be adjusted to the size of the dog by using the stretchable rubbers to measure heartbeats correctly. Now here’s the cool feature. The LED light on the device displays messages in real-time about your dog such as “relaxed”, “nervous”, “interested” and “stressed.”
What’s iPetWeaR all about?
iPetWeaR is developed by the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI). It is an “innovative wearable device using ITRI’s low-power radar sensing technology to detect multiple physiological parameters for non-contact and long-term pet health monitoring.” In simple words, the device can track a dog’s heart rate, respiration and activity levels. In case of abnormalities the device can alert humans via a mobile app.
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Experts need more validation
Even as these wearables claim to detect a dog’s heart condition or their emotional state, experts are wary of efficacy until properly validated. What they are looking for are repeated and accurate results of the application of these wearables for dogs.