First fully functional prototype
After years of hard work, we are happy to announce the first fully functional prototype of FarrowTech’s device for monitoring of farrowing sows, FarrowCam1. It features a thermographic camera, a battery, and a processing unit running an algorithm for automated detection of piglet births. Everything is enclosed in a 3D-printed, watertight box with buttons, LEDs, and two displays showing the number of piglets born and the time since last birth.
The prototype will be tested in several farms in order to quantify the value proposition, provide us with valuable feedback from users, and to improve the algorithm.
Movie of the FarrowCam1 in action at the farrowing pen.