Miniaturizing Technology in the Creation of a Compact and Innovative Wearable Device.
Pets have become an integral part of our families, and when they’re not in the best of health it can be agony. I4C Innovation believes that the health of your pet is too important to wait for your next vet appointment, and they started a mission to give pets a Voyce via their smart wellness collar. They had a highly innovative and technologically advanced platform that allowed remote collection of diagnostic quality vital signs. A well-designed app and website transmitted data directly to your vet and presented relatable, actionable insights. However, the packaging design of the 1st generation device had failed to meet market needs in consumer-acceptance, usability, and reliability. The challenge was to repackage their updated technology in a more streamlined and ergonomic form, while also accommodating a more diverse user-group (not just big dogs, cats and small dogs too!), increasing the battery capacity and signal range, reducing the BOM cost, and addressing issues from the field.