After much anticipation, horse enthusiasts can pre-order the revolutionary NIGHTWATCH smart halter/collar beginning today online at www.nightwatch24.com at a special introductory price starting at $499.99 for a limited period of time.
Since first being announced in April 2015, NIGHTWATCH has garnered international acclaim from both equestrian and technology communities. Forbes says this biomedical device is “game-changing” and states “none of the 16 wearables can do what NIGHTWATCH does.” Others also recognize this is so much more than a FitBit for horses. Horse Collaborative declares “The NIGHTWATCH smart halter might just save your horse’s life,” while Horse Nation proclaims “The NIGHTWATCH smart halter may be the ultimate tool for tracking equine health.”
NIGHTWATCH isn’t the brainchild of some boardroom executives. Rather, NIGHTWATCH is a labor of love that began in 2013 when Jeffrey Schab (Founder & CEO of Protequus LLC) and his partner (Wade Giles) lost their beloved horse (Snoop) to a rare colic event overnight. Snoop lived a short eight years. He died, alone in his stall.
Following Snoop’s death, Jeffrey’s was driven to make a difference. His sense of loss was only paralleled by his frustration with the status quo and perceived complacency within the industry. As two-time World’s Champion equestrian and biomedical engineer with 15+ years of experience in human healthcare, he committed to a new path that would bridge his professional expertise with his personal passion. It’s with this dedication to our four-legged friends that he leads the NIGHTWATCH program, and excited to bring this to market for horses domiciled in the US and Canada this summer.
It’s groundbreaking when an invention comes along with the potential to impact survival and quality of life outcomes. Yet, that is exactly what NIGHTWATCH is poised to do. NIGHTWATCH allows for earlier intervention of acute equine distress, and removes the guesswork of understanding your horse’s well-being.
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NIGHTWATCH (www.nightwatch24.com) is the World’s first equine distress and wellness monitor (patent pending), offered in the form or a smart breakaway halter or safety collar, that is designed to alert you via SMS/text, phone call, and email at the early signs of equine distress, such as colic or being cast. This revolutionary biomedical device monitors real-time data on a horse’s vital signs and behaviors, works across cellular and WiFi networks, offers GPS tracking, uses wireless inductive charging, and adapts to each horse over time as the system learns their unique and normal patterns and parameters. All technology (e.g., sensors, microprocessors, transceivers, batteries) is non-invasively embedded within the padded leather crown of the halter/collar making NIGHTWATCH safe and comfortable for long-term use on horses in a variety of conditions. Gain access to insight on-demand 24/7 from the convenience of a smartphone application and the web.
Protequus LLC (www.protequus.com) is a biomedical engineering firm in Austin, Texas, dedicated to equine health & safety, and on-track to bring NIGHTWATCH to market in the US and Canada in 2016. Founded in 2013 by Jeffrey R. Schab, Protequus is comprised of advanced-degree science and technology professionals who share a relentless commitment to excellence and a passion for horses. Their pursuit to find a solution to combat the devastating impact of equine colic, the leading natural cause of death in horses, has put Protequus on the fast-track for success.