CHANTILLY, Va., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- i4C Innovations Inc., dba Voyce, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) and the creators of the Voyce Health and Wellness Management System™ announces the launch of Voyce Pro™ – a breakthrough innovation in veterinary wellness management.
"Voyce offers dog lovers unprecedented insight into how our canine companions are feeling," said Michael Stanfield, Chairman and CEO of Intersections and Voyce. "Working collaboratively with members of the veterinary community, we have created the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program to remotely monitor dog patients and provide veterinarians with objective data to help identify and manage recurring health issues, and work collaboratively with pet parents to find proactive solutions. After three and a half years of development, the pre-launch interest from the veterinary community in Voyce Pro has been very encouraging."
The award-winning, patented Voyce Health Monitor™, available at voyce.com, has been named one of the year's hottest new health technology innovations by leading media outlets. Worn like a collar, the lightweight Health Monitor uses non-invasive sensors to collect data that the average activity tracker can't such as resting heart and respiratory rates, in addition to robust activity metrics including level of intensity, calories burned and distance traveled. Collected health data syncs wirelessly to the interactive Voyce Wellness Management Center™ making it accessible from any web-enabled device. Pet parents can also access unique and interactive features to track vital trends, set goals and reminders and receive tips, resources and advice from national pet experts, tailored specifically to their individual dog. With Voyce, pet parents are empowered to provide the most informed care, and may identify underlying health issues before their canine companion would show physical signs.
Launching at the Annual American Veterinary Medical Association Conference July 10-14, the Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program™ will be offered through veterinary hospitals to dog patients that enroll in the program. Voyce Pro gives veterinarians an exceptional way to offer state-of-the-art personalized care. Members of the veterinary hospital staff will be able to set unique health parameters for each patient, and Voyce Pro will automatically alert them of any anomalies in key vital signs and wellness indicators as reported from the Health Monitor. The veterinary team may then review the individual data in conjunction with medical records and knowledge of the patient to determine the appropriate course of action.
"The Voyce Pro Wellness Monitoring Program is unique because it provides a more comprehensive, objective view of a patient's ongoing health status," said Mark Stephenson, DVM and Chief Veterinary Officer, LifeLearn. "Voyce Pro helps identify and manage acute and chronic health conditions, so that veterinarians can quickly develop customized treatment plans. Voyce Pro will truly enhance the level of patient care within the veterinary community."
About the Voyce Health Monitor
Developed in collaboration with biomedical engineers, veterinary experts and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, the maintenance free and durable Voyce Health Monitor is currently available in three sizes (S, M, L) for dogs with neck sizes of 12-inches and greater. Lightweight, waterproof and dustproof, universally compatible and rechargeable with a battery life of up to 7 days, the Health Monitor can track:
Resting Heart Rate – A consistent heart rate is an indicator of good health, but changes in resting heart rate can signal a more serious condition. Users can access ongoing heart rate data, and share it with their vet, to provide more personalized care.
Resting Respiratory Rate – Increased breaths per minute can indicate stress or discomfort. Users can access ongoing respiratory data, and share it with their vet, to provide more personalized care.
The Voyce Health Monitor also tracks Activity and Intensity to better help one understand and manage a dog's weight for a long, healthy life and Quality of Rest, because lack of sleep can signal a change in health. Voyce also measures Calories Burned and monitors Distance Traveled.
Voyce Pro is available through participating veterinary hospitals nationwide.
To learn more about Voyce and Voyce Pro, dog lovers can visit voyce.com.
Voyce is comprised of a diverse team of passionate individuals committed to building a suite of unique products and services for the companion animal market. As part of its comprehensive approach to pet wellness, Voyce brings a new era of personalized care to pets - where pet parents and veterinarians are empowered with unprecedented insights and tangible information about the health and wellbeing of each individual dog. I4C Innovations, dba Voyce, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intersections Inc. and is headquartered in Chantilly, VA. For more information, please visit voyce.com.
Intersections Inc. (Nasdaq: INTX) provides innovative, information-based solutions that help consumers manage risks and make better-informed life decisions. Under its Identity Guard® brand and other brands, the company helps consumers monitor, manage and protect against the risks associated with their identities and personal information. The company's subsidiary Intersections Insurance Services provides insurance and other services that help consumers manage risks and achieve personal goals. The company's subsidiary Voyce™ is a pet health monitoring platform and information management service that collects, translates, monitors and distributes wellness indicators to veterinarians, the service industry for dogs, and consumers including key vital signs like resting respiratory and heart rates, rest and quality of rest, activity and the intensity of that activity, and caloric burn. To learn more, visit intersections.com.
SOURCE Intersections Inc.