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Electronics 2019, 8(4), 441; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8040441

WSMS: Wearable Stress Monitoring System based on IoT Multi-Sensor Platform for Living Sheep Transportation

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Beijing Laboratory of Food Quality and Safety, College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
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Beijing Laboratory of Food Quality and Safety, College of Engineering, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
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College of Economics and Management, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083, China
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Received: 19 February 2019 / Revised: 11 April 2019 / Accepted: 15 April 2019 / Published: 17 April 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wearable Electronic Devices)
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Farming herdsmen, sheep dealers, and veterinarians are increasingly interested in continuously monitoring sheep basic physiological characteristics (such as the heart rate and skin temperature) outside the laboratory environment, with the aim of identifying the physiological links between stress, uncomfortable, excitement, and other pathological states. This paper proposes a non-invasive Wearable Stress Monitoring System (WSMS) with PhotoPlethysmoGram (PPG), Infrared Temperature Measurement (ITM), and Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) that aimed to remotely and continuously monitor the stress signs of sheep during transportation. The purpose of this study was implemented by following the multi-dimensional sensing platform to identify more pressure information. The designed WSMS showed sufficient robustness in recording and transmitting sensing data of physiology and environment during transport. The non-contact and non-destructive monitoring method that was proposed in this paper was helpful in minimizing the effects of sheep stress load.
Keywords: stress monitoring; wearable system; living sheep; IoT multi-sensor stress monitoring; wearable system; living sheep; IoT multi-sensor
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Cui, Y.; Zhang, M.; Li, J.; Luo, H.; Zhang, X.; Fu, Z. WSMS: Wearable Stress Monitoring System based on IoT Multi-Sensor Platform for Living Sheep Transportation. Electronics 2019, 8, 441.

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