Wearable Lets Owners Know Exactly Where Their Dog Is #WearableWednesday

Veterinarians had a lot more animals to handle during and after the pandemic. When some were working from home in PJs, vets found themselves inundated with new pets and new pet-owners. Some had never owned pets before in their entire life. And many worried about how to keep track of their furry friends. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a new device just for these folks. And Adafruit has some project in the Adafruit Learning System that can do the trick as well. Here’s more form Wearable Technology Insights:

Pet cameras can help but are needed in every room and don’t really tell owners what their furry friend has been up to without reviewing all footage. Now, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a new device that can put pet owners at ease.
PetTrack uses a combination of sensors to give the accurate, real-time indoor location of an animal. Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio wireless sensors locate the pet and accelerometers determine if it’s sitting or moving regardless of objects or walls in the way, giving owners more detail on what their pet is doing than a camera or GPS. All of this is located on a small sensor that can be put on a collar for minimal invasiveness and can be viewed via a compatible smartphone app.
And here’s a project for creating a GPS Logging Dog Harness from  the Adafruit Learning System that uses the FLORA main board and FLORA sewable GPS.


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