New opportunities in Farm Management through wireless Sensors ? : New opportunities in Farm Management through wireless Sensors ? Kurt Bischof
Philips Semiconductors September 2005 Describe wireless Sensor technology as an enabling technology - Show options for different sensor types - Provide food for thought: Describe wireless Sensor technology as an enabling technology - Show options for different sensor types - Provide food for thought Objective of this presentation What are Wireless Sensors ?: What are Wireless Sensors ? Sensor Sensors that are enabled to communicate with the outside world or with other sensors via wireless communication. Intermediate sensing results can be stored on the chip and can be read out on demand via standardised interface (e.g ISO 11785, ISO 15693, NFC..). A management unit might be included in order to process sensor data and even draw conclusions. It’s the conclusions that the user (consumer) shell read via RF interface. RF MU Battery Memory e.g. 22 x 2 mm Injectable transponder Communicate with standard devices Unlimited possibilities of sensing: Unlimited possibilities of sensing Temperature
Acceleration - Movement
Chemicals … Slide5: Sensing in Livestock Management 2 examples Slide6: Measurement of Temperature
Glass tubes injected under the skin- or bolus placed in the stomach)
Temperature glass tubes are available in the market
For livestock the market demand seems to be still very low
For Pet’s the temperature feature is becoming more and more popular
A state of the art example use of Sensors Slide7:
Sense Estrus-'Heat' for livestock Is the cow ready for (artificial) insamination ?
One system has already been tried out
The HeatWatchTM system uses pressure and movement sensors in order to measure activity of the cow.
Result: It provides an indicator for heat, but is not accurate enough 'Heat' sensing Let’ s dream a bit Slide8:
Use chemical sensors (injected) instead.
Use chemical sensors to measure the progesteron levels in the blood of the cow Progesteron is a solid indicator for 'heat' of the cow. (Low progesteron level indicates heat) Heat Sensing – a new method ? Slide9: Questions ?
New ideas ? firstname.lastname@example.org Slide10: Thank you for attention