New TSB project validate health and welfare monitoring of dairy cattle
IceRobotics today announced it is the lead partner in a Technology Strategy Board project entitled Cloud-enabled Robust Intelligent Sensing Platform (CRISP).
The CRISP project will enable rapid development and deployment of condition monitoring and alerting systems using wireless sensors in harsh environments. The new platform will make full use of the capabilities of cloud-computing for data management and statistical algorithm deployment, with system access via fully customisable web portals and mobile device applications.
A pilot demonstrator will validate the use of the system for health and welfare monitoring with dairy cattle, creating alerts for farmers and their vets, for instance in relation to problems of fertility and lameness.
IceRobotics is the world’s leading developer and provider of data collection and analysis products for monitoring dairy cow behaviour. Founded in 2002, the company developed the world’s first commercial wireless sensor, cloud-based behaviour monitoring system for dairy cattle. Since then, the company has generated global acclaim amongst the academic community as the leading provider of sensor technologies for cow behaviour monitoring with its IceTag and IceQube products. IceRobotics has commercialised the technology to support insight-based decision making in the dairy farming community through the CowAlert brand. Today, the company remains the leader in cow behaviour research and is a growing force in dairy farming intelligence. For more information, visit www.icerobotics.com