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Sustainable Electronics for Detection of Health Status of Horses and Production Animals

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration November 2015 - February 2016
Status Completed
Venture The strategic innovation programme Electronic Components and Systems:

Purpose and goal

We feel that we have achieved our purpose and goal of the project through our collaboration with SLU and KTH to investigate the conditions for a) create a common platform for joint synergies in a joint innovation environment, and b) to specifically conduct a feasibility study of the necessary work to get a innovative commercial product for measuring motion, pulse and temperature of horses.

Results and expected effects

We have achieved good results regarding the exploration of an innovation environment which now has led to the creation of a larger consortium focusing on Connected Animal Welfare. Very good results have also been achieved in respect to specifically analyze the health status of horses and verification has taken place against already established methods. Several applications have been identified for future commercial products and services.

Approach and implementation

For the innovation environment, we worked with a stakeholder survey that provided great insight into what members that should be included in order to increase the opportunities for constructive cooperation and a well-functioning consortium. Preliminary dialogue with SLU and KTH before measurements were followed up with actual data collection at SLU in Uppsala. Measurement series were then analyzed by KTH and SLU, which has provided validation of the results by comparing with other proven methods. This has resulted in additional application areas for future product development.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2015-04551

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