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Mastiff - a smart collar for monitoring vital signs and maximizing thermal comfort in dogs

Grant number: 19/00982-4
Support Opportunities:Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
Duration: March 01, 2020 - March 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - Thermal Engineering
Principal Investigator:Ranieri Silvestre de Barros
Grantee:Ranieri Silvestre de Barros
Host Company:Ranieri S de Barros
CNAE: Fabricação de aparelhos e equipamentos de medida, teste e controle
City: Suzano
Associated researchers:Beatriz de Araujo Antonio ; Conrado Leite de Vitor ; Lígia Galvão de Abreu Corso
Associated scholarship(s):20/09128-3 - Mastiff: a smart collar for monitoring vital signs and maximizing thermal comfort in dogs, BP.TT
20/04694-0 - Mastiff: a smart collar for monitoring vital signs and maximizing thermal comfort in dogs, BP.PIPE


Mastiff is a thermostat smart collar for dogs that does the measurement of its vital signs, such as temperature, heartbeats and time of activity and rest. It collects important health data and establishes a detailed view about the dog's quality of life for dog owners and veterinarians, integrating the IoT technology with a thermoelectric system, a feature that does the sending of heat and cold waves directly to the dog's neck to maximize its thermal comfort, and help to control better the temperature variable on its body in a very hot day, cold one or after physical exercises. There is no product line developed that unifies these technologies in a single device, so Mastiff is the only innovative solution in the world market, having already applied a patent request. The integration done by Mastiff collar between sensors of vital signs and thermostat system is what makes up its innovative aspect compared to the market. None of the Pet Wearables companies have adherence in Brazil, mainly because they are imported products, leaving behind the third largest consumer market in the Pet sector in the world. This collar follows and draws a compound annual growth estimated at 12% in the market of wearable technologies for dogs until 2024. In 2016, the shipments of these technologies has exceeded 5 million unities in USA, which will have a huge impact in the Pet market worldwide and at the Brazilian one. Benefits of Mastiff collar: it provides for dog owners and veterinarians a complete product that improves the dogs' quality of life; perfects the interactive communication about the animal's health; allows the maximization of thermal comfort through a thermostat system electronic; connects these animals to the future of a market more efficient and embracing to its necessities. The Brazilian Pet market has earned in 2017 more than 20 Billion reais, a growth of 8% despite the country's financial crisis. The worldwide Pet market has achieved 119, 5 billion of dollars. These are values that shows with clearance the potential of this sector, Mastiff is inserted in the segments of PetVet and PetCare, which together generates a market opportunity of 3.2 billion reais to the business. This product attends to necessities of dog owners and veterinarians, being an innovation that will expands the consumption possibilities of the sector to a new parameter, bringing a more efficient future and connected to is users daily life. (AU)

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