Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
cstahr
User Rank
Rookie
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
cstahr   2/11/2013 4:35:52 AM
NO RATINGS
...predicting ovulation, temperature, movement ... all these beg MeirG's question again: why not people?

Jim03R
User Rank
Rookie
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
Jim03R   2/4/2013 5:42:47 PM
NO RATINGS
RFID plus ovulation (estrus) detection tags for dairy cows have been commercially available since the 1980's. Until about 2000, all tags, from various companies, were manufactured under license of US Patent 4,247,758 and numerous foriegn patents. The motion sensor was a mercury switch.

MeirG
User Rank
Rookie
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
MeirG   2/4/2013 5:03:01 PM
NO RATINGS
And why not people...?

Tim W
User Rank
Manager
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
Tim W   2/4/2013 4:19:35 PM
NO RATINGS
MEMS value was clearly stated - a MEMS accelerometer measures the cow's movement. The value is predicting ovulation by combining restlessness (as measured by the accelermoter) and the cow's body temperature.

eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
eewiz   2/3/2013 1:38:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Part of this really exists in Japan. ie they track the food in supply chain with RFID tags. so that when we go to grocery shop, we can track the "journey" of the food from farm till shop and make a decision.

geekmaster
User Rank
CEO
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
geekmaster   2/2/2013 6:47:00 PM
NO RATINGS
I don't think Ceitec use MEMS accelerometer to monitor activity of the cow. Ceitec does not make the chips they use Xfab, as fa as I know. I think they real key is the RFID tag. Sure, it's great to use MEMS but I am not sure what the benefit of MEMS here realy is or is this just a novelty in experimental stage?.

yalanand
User Rank
Rookie
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
yalanand   2/2/2013 4:37:49 PM
NO RATINGS
@GoGoGeek thanks for the update. Did "Chip do Boi" use MEMS technology ? How different or similar was this product compared to MooMonitor ?

yalanand
User Rank
Rookie
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
yalanand   2/2/2013 4:34:39 PM
NO RATINGS
Good to see technology like MEMS reaching agriculture and its related industry. By creating such products companies will find new customers for themselves.

krisi
User Rank
CEO
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
krisi   2/1/2013 9:01:36 PM
NO RATINGS
How about each steak gets an electronic signature on what the cow did in her lifetime...in top notch restaurant you will be able to preselect your cow based on MEMs sensor gather data, there will be an app for that of course...talk about value added food! (tongue firmly in cheek) ;-)

purkinje
User Rank
Rookie
re: MEMS MooMonitor tracks herds
purkinje   2/1/2013 8:17:03 PM
NO RATINGS
"The stakes are huge"? Should be "The steaks are huge"!

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Most Recent Comments
Flash Poll
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Engineering Pop Culture!
Chuck Maggi, Engineering Manager

Two Cocky Techs Get Their Comeuppance
Chuck Maggi, Engineering Manager
Post a comment
Two swaggering technicians are dramatically humbled when they flip the power switch on a high-voltage simulator.

The Engineering Life - Around the Web
Dwight Bues, Systems Engineer

The Case of the Nonexistent Component
Dwight Bues, Systems Engineer
Post a comment
Every engineer has likely had the unfortunate experience of verifying a part's availability with a vendor, only to have the part ultimately wind up either not getting produced or ...

Engineer's Bookshelf
Caleb Kraft

The Martian: A Delightful Exploration of Math, Mars & Feces
Caleb Kraft
6 comments
To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

Design Contests & Competitions
Caleb Kraft

Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
Caleb Kraft
58 comments
Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)