It is very interesting to observe how technologies are changing our lives and the world around us. Today it is hardly possible to imagine many everyday tasks without tech solutions. But while some solutions seem already quite usual to us, some others may still look quite surprising but definitely promising. And to the second group, we can refer, for example, pet health monitoring systems.
What is a pet health monitoring system?
These solutions are aimed at helping owners to better understand the needs of their pets, timely react to the symptoms, and introduce more efficient treatments. As a result, such systems can greatly enhance the quality of pets’ lives and make their owners happier.
Usually, such a solution consists of a stand-alone or wearable device (hardware) and a software app that pet owners have on their mobile phones or tablets.
When we are talking about solutions that help people to take care of their pets, we should mention also some simpler solutions that include only mobile applications and presuppose that users will enter all the data (such as vital parameters of their pets) manually. But today these apps are considered to be significantly less convenient and efficient than advanced monitoring systems.
Let’s have a look at the most popular technologies that are used for creating innovative solutions for pets and their owners.
The Internet of Things, which allows connecting different kinds of devices in a common network, is a very popular option for pet tracking system development. Thanks to IoT devices, such as wearables enriched with sensors, smart toys, and cameras, vets and pet owners can always get access to real-time data, view vital parameters, and track changes in pets’ moods.
When you work with an IoT app development company on your software solution, you can always share with developers your ideas on the functionality and possible features of the app. As a result, you can create something completely unique that has never been introduced to the market before.
Physical activity has a great influence on people’s and pets’ health. That’s why many wearables for pets (for example, smart collars for dogs) have GPS modules. Thanks to this technology, it is possible to monitor the time of pets’ activity, the covered distance, the speed, etc. All this information helps to estimate the activity during the day and introduce changes in pets’ lifestyles if it is necessary for their health and wellbeing.
AI-powered features are not very popular in pet tech applications at the moment but this technology is definitely quite promising for this category of apps. Such functionality can help people better realize the needs of their pets via understanding their body language.
Though the segment of modern pet health monitoring systems is still at the earliest stages of its development, it is expanding rather fast. And it means that it can be a very appropriate time to enter the game if you have an idea for such a project. The main thing that you need to do before launching a solution is to analyze the market and define the precise needs of pet owners that your product will address.