Frequently Asked Questions

How does VetGuardian obtain pulse and respiration without touch?

VetGuardian is based off patented Continuous Waveform (CW) Doppler RADAR technology from University of Florida. The radio wave is able to bounce back from chest wall movements to detect breathing and penetrate soft tissue to detect pulsating heart rate.

What species and breeds does VetGuardian work with?

Although, VetGuardian was specially designed for cats and dogs, it works on most land animals. We’ve done research with 20 + species, including snow leopards, monitor lizards, and giant tortoises. Veterinarians can customize alarm thresholds by species and breed.

Do I need WiFi?

You can run VetGuardian without Wifi, but certain features, like Alexa integration and remote surveillance, do require it.

How near must VetGuardian be to animal patients to accurately detect vital signs?

VetGuardian should be within 4-5 feet of the patient, however, the signal strength feature is the best way to track the quality of vital signs readings. Like a cell phone, high signal strength suggests high accuracy, and low signal strength suggests low accuracy.

What does VetGuardian track, again?

Pulse, respiration rate, and core temperature (coming soon). It also tracks movement and can serve as a patient information system.

Can VetGuardian accommodate moving animal patients?

VetGuardian is intended for stationary subjects but can accommodate some motion in a cage while also tracking vital signs.

Is the platform secure?

Yes. VetGuardian data will be stored on the cloud compliant to all standard cloud security protocols.

Early Adopter FAQs

What are the benefits of being an Early Adopter?

As an early adopter, Veterinarians will have full access to all the benefits that come along with VetGuardian in exchange for semi-regular feedback about the product and user experience. Early Adopter Veterinarians will receive:

  • Early-bird pricing
  • Free software upgrades and data storage for life (save $100/month)
  • 1 free hardware exchange at any point to redeem new product feature
  • Financing available for monthly payment installations

Is the Early Adopter Program available to everyone?

The early adopter program is only available to a select number of pre-qualified veterinarians on a limited basis.

When will VetGuardian be available?

VetGuardian will be available wide-release to the public in 2021. Until then, feel free to reach out to the VetGuardian team with feedback or interest in our early adopter program.