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Integrated platform for animal identification, tracking and anomaly detection

Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Reference Number: TOUK20180607001
Publication Date: 7 June 2018

Summary

A UK company provides an end-to-end solution for tracking of assets such as animals, and anomaly detection. It combines a variety of third party and proprietary hardware and software and is adaptable to changing needs, such as changes in range, indoor/outdoor, offline/cloud-based, etc. Alerts and visualisation will be highly customised to specific needs. Agricultural but also industrial and transport users are sought for commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Description

There are a number of components available on the market for tracking objects. These can be linked up more or less easily. Then there are a number of companies who offer data analysis packages and services. 
There seems to be a lack of an end-to-end possibility of setting up and making sense of a bespoke tracking solution.
A young East of England company has been working towards a most customisable platform so that users can have an overview of their assets and their status under changing circumstances or environment.
For example, a solution has been validated on animal tracking to monitor their wellbeing and detect any anomalies. The sensors’ mode can switch between indoor/outdoor, short or long range, and offline or online. The real time analysis of data copes with these changes and adjusts its outputs such as alerts and data visualisation (e.g. real-time location tracking on a map).
The platform accommodates various combinations of proprietary and third-party sensors, and a mix of data sources. For example, in addition to monitoring animals, one may also want to know the state of gates, environmental conditions and so on. The sensors’ battery life can be up to 5 years. The sensor data will then be mixed and analysed against other data for example productivity and quality measurements. Any deviations and alerts can be handled according to the user’s specific interests. The company has a suite of proprietary machine learning algorithms to satisfy most situations imaginable.
As the data is so readily available, additional functions are easy to add such as trending and planning.
The platform can run locally or on the web.

The UK company is looking for end-users for commercial agreements with technical assistance. The projects may be diverse and include studies into animal conservation, tracking rehabilitation of race horses, livestock monitoring etc. At the same time, the platform works on vehicles and other moving objects, or assets where environment keeps changing such as goods moving between warehouses or shipyards.

Advantages and Innovations

The offered platform is and end-to-end solution made up of proprietary and third party software and hardware. As such it is very customisable whilst keeping costs under control. To our knowledge, such a solution is very rare in terms of quick deployment and robustness in a changing environment.

Stage Of Development

Already on the market

Requested partner

Businesses in agriculture, transport and industry are sought, for commercial agreements with technical assistance.
As each case is different, a joint project is needed to translate the commercial requirements into technical ones.
The UK company can provide the training and leave the solution on the partner’s site, or offer extended online support.
The platform has been validated on cattle and race horses but is equally suitable for monitoring moving assets and vehicles.

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