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Corona Virus and Pets – Invoxia has conducted a European study on the impact of confinement on the life of cats and dogs and unveils the data!

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Invoxia has conducted a European study on the impact of confinement on the life of cats and dogs and unveils the data!

Summary

  • While the period is seen as a burden by the majority of people, cats and dogs are enjoying a much happier time! Or have they become the perfect accomplice to bypass confinement – or an anti-stress accessory?
  • Unexpected intrusions during videoconferencing, daily keyboard trampling sessions, computer mouse hunting… Cats, undoubtfully disturbed in their daily routines by humans trying to work, have increased their activity by 33%.
  • Caresses increased by 58%.
  • But cats are still cats – forever sleep-lovers, their sleep scores and pattern remain the same during confinement.
  • Dogs are clearly happier, and we can hear it! Their walking time saw a staggering growth of 40%
  • Their petting skyrocketed by 43%. Is this a new wave of love? Who knows?
  • But, now at the center of attention, canids are happy and their barking dropped by 15%. Needless to say, confined neighbors will not complain!

Invoxia, the leader in consumer GPS trackers, developed the Pet Tracker, a connected device that cats or dogs wear on their collar. It monitors their activity, sleep score and whereabouts. Invoxia conducted a large-scale European study on the activities of cats and dogs during confinement and it is pleased to unveil the results!

More than 35 000 days of pet activities have been scrutinized and compared before and during this period.

While the confinement is seen as a burden by the majority of people, cats and dogs are enjoying a much happier time! The number of caresses increased considerably, while the physical presence of owners generated a significant drop in the dogs’ barking.

The Invoxia European study conducted on the cats and dogs’ activities unveils a significant upsurge in their well-being.

To conduct the study, Invoxia compared their activity – which its connected trackers monitored 24/7 – before and after confinement, throughout the continent. The resulting data is anonymous and telling!

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Unexpected intrusions during videoconferencing, daily keyboard trampling sessions, computer mouse hunting… Cats, undoubtfully disturbed in their daily routines by humans trying to work, have increased their activity by 33%. Their interactions have augmented as caresses inflated by 58%. But cats are still cats, thus, their sleep scores hold up under any circumstances. Forever sleep-lovers, the sleeping patterns of our favorite felines remain the same during confinement.

Dogs are clearly happier, and we can hear it! Their walking time saw a staggering growth of 40%. Pampered and spoiled, their petting skyrocketed by 43%. Is this a new wave of love? Are they a newly discovered anti-stress accessory, or are they the perfect accomplice to bypass confinement? Who knows? But, now at the center of attention, canids are happy and their barking dropped by 15%. Needless to say, confined neighbors will not complain!

“This imposed confinement reveals the solidarity between owners and their pets, as well as the direct impact that the newly achieved attention has on their well-being. The physiological data which we gathered during confinement shows the importance of daily monitoring and invites us to a new kind of understanding of the animal health, facilitated by technology”.

Amélie Caudron, CEO of Invoxia, “

Methodology

This study was conducted by Invoxia with aggregated data from of an anonymous pool of 35 000 days of activity of cats and dogs wearing a connected Invoxia tracker between February 1st and March 30th, 2020, in Europe (France, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, England..). Invoxia guarantees the security and confidentiality of the personal data of all of its users, including cats and dogs.

About the Pet Tracker

Beyond tracking GPS areas, the Pet Tracker offers owners key data which makes it a powerful smart device to ensure the pet’s health. Walking, running, eating, sleep quality, dog barking, scratching… Cat and dog owners can finally spot signs of illness such as arthrosis, the presence of parasites or anxiety. These functionalities complete the activity tracking experience.

Advanced geolocating functionalities

The Pet Tracker also keeps an eye on animals and alerts their owner directly on the app when they wander in unusual or unfamiliar places. The user can personalize the device according to his needs and define “security zones” to be notified about, in case of any entering or exiting. They can easily locate the area where his pet is by accessing a map in the Invoxia GPS Pet Tracker app, and learn about their pet’s favorite spots on his period of choice.

Autonomy and precision

Invoxia Pet Tracker does not use a SIM card, but low-power networks, which provide it with a high battery-life (lasting up to one month before recharge) and efficiency. It also combines GPS and nearby Wi-Fi network locating technologies to adapt to every environment (city and countryside, inside and outside).

The tracker has a smart management battery system that automatically activates the geolocation and adapts the tracking frequency depending on the animal’s activity.

Technical features:

  • Tiny and light (42×24×17 mm / 1,65×0,94×0,66 in; 15g / 0,5oz)
  • Cap and USB protection in elastomer
  • Notification LED
  • Waterproof IP67
  • Battery life of up to one-month, rechargeable battery 250mAh
  • Compatible with Sigfox and LoRa low-power networks *Sigfox coverage map is available here
  • GPS area tracking, inside and outside, thanks to GPS and nearby Wi-Fi network locating technologies

Availability:

Invoxia Pet Tracker is available on invoxia.com and amazon.co.uk at the price of 119 EUR/ GBP including a three-year subscription to the Sigfox low power network.

A range of trackers to no longer fear theft or loss

Invoxia develops an entire range of trackers to locate precious belongings: the GPS Tracker is an anti-theft and anti-damage alert for vehicles; the Mini GPS Tracker is a miniaturized GPS beacon for valuables; the Bike Tracker is a connected and anti-theft bike reflector. The Invoxia trackers are simply indispensable.

All trackers are available in Europe on low-power networks Sigfox and LoRa. The GPS Tracker is also available in preorder the United States on cellular network LTE-M.

About Invoxia

Invoxia specializes in smart devices integrating AI. The company develops and commercializes a range of consumer and professional trackers with deep neural network, allowing for instance to recognize pet behaviors (such as running, scratching, eating…). The company also created Invoxia Tracking Pro, a B2B complete and customized tracking solution for professionals that integrates a platform and a dedicated range of trackers. Invoxia also developed a predictive maintenance and defect detection solution, integrated in the Richemont watches. Also known for its In Vivo Acoustic® technology, the company developed Triby, the first connected speaker compatible with Amazon Alexa Voice System and AppleHomeKit for the home. Invoxia is a French company founded in 2010 with offices in the United States and China.