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Rick Holly

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Hey Charlie. Check this out for your dog.

Unsurprisingly, wearables seem to be a major category at CES this year and while most of them are made for people, one company by the name of i4C Innovations, is looking to make a product for dogs. Their product, Voyce, is a health and activity tracking collar designed to be worn by dogs. It uses a 3-axis accelerometer to track a dog’s active and resting periods and built-in radio frequency technology measures both heart and respiratory rates. The company had the following to say regarding the matter:

 
Introducing breakthrough wearable technology that bridges the communication gap between dogs, their owners, and the people who love them. Our three-part approach of Discover, Learn, and Share gives unprecedented insight into your dog's health and wellbeing, information and tools for you and your dog to grow together, and ways to share with your veterinarian and social networks.
The data which is gathered by Voyce is uploaded to and analyzed by an accompanying mobile app, which gives a detailed overview of pet health that can be shared on social networks and with veterinarians. The app tracks trends over time, allowing owners to keep an eye on vital signs and other health indicators to detect potential problems early on. 

The company claims that Voyce data can be a valuable tool for pet owners. For example, the activity tracking portion of the band can let owners know if there are early warning signs of arthritis based on lower levels of movement, where the heart rate monitor can notify the owners of conditions like chronic pain. The device also tracks the calories that a dog burns each day, allowing owners to make adjustments in feeding. 

As of right now, Voyce accommodates neck sizes ranging from 12 to 32 inches and weighs less than six ounces. As of right now, it has an estimated battery life of one week and it requires Internet access and Wi-Fi to sync with a mobile device or computer. Those of you interested in purchasing a Voyce collar can expect it to be released in summer of 2014 for approximately $300.

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Charles R. Petrach

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I need one for me so my wife can find me.
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Are you going to be sporting one Rick at the reunion?
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Are you going to be sporting one Rick at the reunion?
Can it teach old dogs new tricks, or should I say old salts?
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Are you going to be sporting one Rick at the reunion?
Can it teach old dogs new tricks, or should I say old salts?

If I wore one, Mary Lou could find me in the casino when we're not working!

David, you could put the collars on your dogs to keep track of them when you're hunting wild pigs.
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