GCSP research stipend | Fall 2020

Pet Diagnostic Health Harness

Health icon, disabled. A red heart with a cardiac rhythm running through it.

The objective of this project is to design a product with the capability of gathering health diagnostics from a pet and relaying that information to its owners. The goal is to use a harness equipped with sensors that can analyze the animal’s heart rate, breathing rate, and temperature. Just as humans’ wearable technology impacts early diagnosis for medical issues and awareness of general health today, this technology in theory will be able to do the same and lead to a longer lifespan in most pets; this in turn will have a positive impact on pet owners’ mental health.

Student researcher

Hunter Silvey

Hunter Michael Silvey

Engineering (robotics)

Hometown: Fontana, California, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2022