TAMPA, Fla. – BluePearl Veterinary Partners, which owns specialty and emergency hospitals for pets across the country, announced they have begun to use a new wearable device for pets, the smart collar called PetPace.
The PetPace smart collar monitors a pet’s vital signs and health status remotely, 24 hours a day in real time.
“Using the PetPace smart collar technology will assist our doctors in early detection and monitoring of disease,” said Dr. Neil Shaw, co-founder of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “As part of our commitment to offering remarkable care for seriously ill pets, we evaluate innovative methods of providing high quality care and PetPace’s new technology offers significant advantages.”
The PetPace smart collar monitors temperature, pulse, respiration, activity patterns, positions, calories, pain, heart rate variability and other physiologic and behavior parameters.
“Having access to that real-time information may just be the difference in saving the life of a pet who would have otherwise died,” Shaw said.
Early detection of disease and other health issues prevents unnecessary suffering, improves outcomes and enhances quality of life. The smart collar also allows for enhanced monitoring of patients in the hospital and at home after they are discharged, to better follow their recovery progress.
PetPace’s sophisticated rule-based analytics technology examines enormous amounts of data in real-time to evaluate potential health problems. Once abnormal parameters are detected, an alert is generated via email, SMS and/or mobile app, enabling immediate action. The PetPace cloud-based analytics provide meaningful data within the context of historical and breed-specific criteria.
PetPace was developed and extensively tested with the guidance of expert veterinarians representing various specialty disciplines of veterinary medicine, with the goal of providing owners and veterinary professionals an advanced tool to extend veterinary reach and revolutionize preventive medicine. The collar is also available to the public for alerting pet parents that a problem may be present. For more information, visit petpace.com
PetPace was founded in 2012 with the goal of improving the quality of life of pets. PetPace wearable technology remotely monitors pets’ vital signs, utilizing advanced analytical methods to alert that a problem may exist. The low power, wireless smart collar fitted with an array of sensors, reports abnormal vital signs, physiological and behavioral parameters. Once an abnormal sign or behavior is detected, a sophisticated cloud-based analytical engine evaluates the signs and if needed, an immediate alert regarding suspected condition allowing owners or veterinarians to take pre-emptive action to protect their pet’s health.
BluePearl Veterinary Partners employs more than 1,700 people including more than 450 veterinarians. BluePearl hospitals offer referral-only, specialty care services and most offer 24-hour emergency care. BluePearl does not provide primary care. The company is one of the world’s principal providers of approved veterinary residency and internship programs. BluePearl also participates in clinical trials that investigate the effectiveness of new veterinary drugs and treatments, providing pet families access to cutting-edge medicine that is not yet commercially available. BluePearl is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.