Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan’s largest and one of the world’s leading high-tech applied research institutions, is currently exhibiting its health technologies at its CES 2022 booth 9513, North Hall, LVCC, and its virtual event site (https://event.itri.org/CES2022).
A highlight of the exhibition is the iPetWeaR, a CES 2022 Innovation Awards honoree. It is a wearable device that tracks a pet’s health data including heart rate, respiration, and activity, and alerts the pet guardian of abnormalities. The low-power physiological detection radar technology is completely harmless and does not require skin contact with the pet.
The device is attached to a pet’s collar in any position enabling it to be near the pet’s neck or chest, where it can detect vital signs and physical activity level at any time. The sensing technology also can be integrated into various pet mattresses. The collected physiological data is sent by Bluetooth to the pet guardian’s mobile device, where they can instantly view the data in an app and learn whether the pet is asleep or awake. In the case of irregular heartbeat or breathing the pet guardian will immediately receive a warning notification. The long-term history is also logged in a database for easy viewing.
Early detection of a pet’s underlying health condition can lower the risks of its sudden passing caused by heart attack, heat stroke or adverse vaccine reactions. Besides its application at home, iPetWeaR can assist staff in animal shelters and hospitals to provide improved animal care services. The basic US$80 product package includes a sensor device, a collar selected from various options, and a user-friendly cross-platform Android/iOS app.
ITRI is seeking technology transfers and business collaboration opportunities for the above technologies. Interested partners are welcome to book a meeting session at https://event.itri.org/ces2022/register