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59 PetHealth - Pet Health Monitor
Jeffery Haag
Rushill Shah
Tanmay Thakur
Hojoon Ryu design_document1.pdf
final_paper1.pdf
proposal1.pdf
Team Members: Jrhaag2, Rushill2, Tthakur2

# Problem

Frequent visits to the vet are rather expensive even with health insurance. Even with veterinary care, there is no other way for a pet owner to keep track of their pet's health and lifestyle. Metrics that give a better estimate of a pet' wellbeing such as heartrate, sleep hours, and calories burned are not available to pet owners at a low price yet.

# Solution
We propose to implement a wearable for pets that can be used by a pet owner when they wish to monitor their pet. This proposed device would consist of a harness-type wearable that could be adjusted to fit most small to medium sized dogs and cats. This harness would contain sensors for heartbeat data, GPS data and body temperature. We would process this data and present the user (pet-owner) with a range of metrics such as pulse rate, hours spent sleeping, calories burned and weather body temperature was normal or not. This would also help serve as an indicator for a pet's emotional stress levels. We propose to display the data in a user friendly phone-based interface with data transferred via bluetooth. The two main subsystems would be the sensing system on the harness and the processor.

# Solution Components
## Sensing subsystem
The sensing subsystem consists of each of the sensors mentioned above in strategic positions to maximize the accuracy of the readings for most animals of the size range of the product. We power the harness with a rechargeable battery, and expect to design the system to be light for pets' comfort. Data can be transferred via bluetooth or USB. We envision this device as something pet owners use to conduct periodic checkups on their pets, or during walks and play sessions. We would use a temperature sensor that would resemble this chip (https://store.siqma.com/max30205-human-body-temperature-sensor-module.html). Then we would have a GPS unit as seen in (https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Gps-Module-Lora-Gps-Module-Ebyte_62383600878.html?spm=a2700.7724857.normal_offer.d_title.7d216500dDQlLk&s=p). Finally, we have a heartbeat sensor (https://kuongshun.com/products/pulse-heart-rate-sensor). All these modules would output data to our PCB that would parse and send the data to our processing unit via bluetooth.


## Processing Subsystem

Here we would do math on the GPS data to determine distance covered and determine time spent sleeping. Additionally, we would process heartbeat data along with temperature data to make presentable to the user on the phone interface.

# Criterion For Success
- The harness unit collects data in real time and transmits data via bluetooth
- The user-end would present all the data in a well-organized UI
- The harness should be light and comfortable for the pet.
- Battery life is not an issue and there is an indication of that on the user interface

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