ECG Monitoring Device for Dogs during Surgery: Brady Boots

 

Opportunity

Available for Licensing

IP Status

US Utility Patent Pending

Inventor

Natalie Malkut

At A Glance
  • Brady Boots provides a reusable way of monitoring the ECG of dogs while also keeping them warm during surgery
  • Current methods of ECG monitoring are unconventional, can hurt the dog and must be disposed of after one use
  • Brady Boots provide veterinarians with a cost-effective, easier method to monitor dog’s ECG during surgery
Licensing Director

Steve Foster
Steve.Foster@colostate.edu
970-491-7100

Reference No.: 18-048

Background

During surgery, veterinarians must monitor the dog’s status to make sure that everything is going smoothly. One of the most important aspects to monitor is the electrocardiogram (ECG). The ECG provides vital information on the dog’s heart, which can change quickly during surgery.

Current methods of monitoring ECG in dogs involve pinching the dog’s skin with clips and attaching electrodes to the clips to get a good readout. The area is then wrapped in bubble wrap to keep everything in place. These clips can be painful to the dogs after surgery and cause inflammation.  The clips must be disposed of after a single use.

 

Technology Overview

Brady Boots provides veterinarians with an easy and convenient way to measure ECG during surgery. The silicone boots are secured to the dog’s paws using Velcro straps. Electrodes are then attached to the boots, allowing for ECG monitoring throughout the procedure. The boots also prevent heat escape through the paws, helping keep the dog warm during surgery. After washing the boots, they can be used again in the next surgery.

Benefits
  • Much easier to apply than the current clips and bubble wrap system
  • Doesn’t cause pain and inflammation in the dog’s legs after surgery
  • Keeps the dog warm during surgery
  • Cheaper than conventional methods since they are reusable
  • Modified versions available for other species – e.g. birds, snakes, rabbits, llama, etc.

Last updated on October 7, 2019.