This is a game-changer for lost pets which will make losing a pet a thing of the past.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014
Escape Alert, LLC. filed international patents for an implantable GPS microchip for pets which will alert owners if their pet has escaped and enable them to track their pet’s exact location using GPS from an implanted microchip in the pet’s body. This is the first implantable microchip with GPS.
While implantable microchips for pets have been around for many years, they are passive until read by scanners, do not have GPS, and are not able to track a pet’s location or alert the owner that the pet has escaped. Escape Alert’s GPS microchip will not only alert pet owners if their pet gets out while they are away, but it will allow them to initiate GPS tracking of the pet’s exact location.
Because the technology is permanently implanted in the animal’s body, Escape Alert’s GPS Microchip solves the typical problems associated with bulky GPS collars which are too heavy for many pets and is more reliable because it never needs recharging. “This is a game-changer for lost pets which will make losing a pet a thing of the past,” says Wayne Norris, Co-Founder and CEO.
The chip will be self-powered by revolutionary technology called a piezo-electrical nanogenerator, which basically creates power from mechanical movement such as walking or moving your arms. Recently, researchers have been able to self-power cardiac pacemakers thereby eliminating the need for surgery to replace the battery. “We have been working on this GPS microchip for years, but the trick was how to power the battery of an implanted device. The technology just wasn’t there, until now. Piezo-electrical nanogerator technology is the wave of the future and may put an end to batteries as we know them. It’s the next big thing since the computer revolution” says Norris. This revolutionary microchip for pets is one of the first examples of a commercialized product using piezo-electrical nanogenerators to power the battery.
According to the American Pet Products Association (APPA), 67% of microchipped pet owners falsely believe that the microchips inside their pets can track the pet’s location if needed. They cannot. Additionally, according to the APPA 2010 National Pet Owner Survey, over 50% of microchipped pets have outdated information for the owner.
Lost pet statistics are staggering. 1 in 3 pets will be lost during their lifetime according to the National Humane Society and of those lost pets, only 1 in 10 will ever be found. According to the ASPCA roughly 3.9 million dogs and 3.4 million cats enter shelters in the United States each year and 31% of dogs (1,200,000) and 34% of cats (1,150,000) are euthanized. Escape Alert’s revolutionary technology will make lost pets a thing of the past, save millions of animal lives and save counties and municipalities millions of dollars spent to house, feed and eventually kill these wonderful companion animals.
Initial production runs will be limited. The implantable GPS microchips can be pre-ordered beginning Sept 23, 2014 on Kickstarter.