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?
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.