A Wearable Sensor System for Lameness Detection in Dairy Cattle†
AbstractCow lameness is a common manifestation in dairy cattle that causes severe health and life quality issues to cows, including pain and a reduction in their life expectancy. In our previous work, we introduced an algorithmic approach to automatically detect anomalies in the walking pattern of cows using a wearable motion sensor. In this article, we provide further insights into a system for automatic lameness detection, including the decisions we made when designing the system, the requirements that drove these decisions and provide further insight into the algorithmic approach. Results from a controlled experiment we conducted indicate that our approach can detect deviations in cows’ gait with an accuracy of 91.1%. The information provided by our system can be useful to spot lameness-related diseases automatically and alarm veterinarians. View Full-Text
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Haladjian, J.; Haug, J.; Nüske, S.; Bruegge, B. A Wearable Sensor System for Lameness Detection in Dairy Cattle. Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2018, 2, 27.
Haladjian J, Haug J, Nüske S, Bruegge B. A Wearable Sensor System for Lameness Detection in Dairy Cattle. Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. 2018; 2(2):27.Chicago/Turabian Style
Haladjian, Juan; Haug, Johannes; Nüske, Stefan; Bruegge, Bernd. 2018. "A Wearable Sensor System for Lameness Detection in Dairy Cattle." Multimodal Technologies Interact. 2, no. 2: 27.
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