HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Guest Blogs
Thinking Outside the Mobile 'Box'
8/1/2013

The MooMonitor collar.   (Source: Dairymaster)
The MooMonitor collar.
(Source: Dairymaster)

Return to Article

View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
Karen Lightman
User Rank
Blogger
RE: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
Karen Lightman   8/22/2013 2:37:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks @AnandY for your comments. I know everyone is laughing when they hear "MooMonitor" but it's actually a huge deal for the dairy business and can be applied for any other type of animal husbandry for business. I would love to see - hear and read about more creative uses of MEMS and sensor technology that is not going to be featured at CES. And yes, will be featured at the Amway Feedstore! :) 

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
RE: THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
AnandY   8/11/2013 3:57:42 AM
NO RATINGS
It is no doubt that the moomonitor will revolutionize the way in which dairy cattle are managed. In fact the ability of the moomonitor to tell when a cow has reached peaked fertility and is ready for reproduction will reduce the likelihood of many farmers enhancing better use of the artificial inseminators well. It will also usher in a new digital age in the farming business in a manner that has never been tried before

AnandY
User Rank
Gold
RE: Thinking outside the mobile ‘box’
AnandY   8/8/2013 3:25:50 AM
NO RATINGS
I agree with Karen in that the use of the MEMS accelerometer in MooMonitors can serve to be of immense benefits to the dairy cow farmer. The farmer can effectively determine the peak fertility of the cow and reap immense profits from the products got during the peak season.

Karen Lightman
User Rank
Blogger
Re: RFID sensors?
Karen Lightman   8/7/2013 12:14:17 PM
NO RATINGS
P.S. I am a loyal Pittsburgh Pirates fan - the Bucco's are now in 1st place, National League Central

Karen Lightman
User Rank
Blogger
Re: RFID sensors?
Karen Lightman   8/7/2013 12:09:54 PM
NO RATINGS
Oh Charles and Brian - 

I am glad that you've taken away the most important part of my blog - that cows are awesome and should be taken more seriously by design engineers. 

Right?

Not exactly the response I was going for. So let's dig for more, shall we?

Given your interests, Brian, how can we use MEMS to increase ways that you can enhance your ability to enjoy Cubs Games? Perhaps an Augmented/Virtual Reality headset (or body suit - think big!) outfitted with MEMS that can simulate your experience at a Cubs Game. You can sense (touch, smell, hear, see, etc.) the game as though you were there thanks to the enabling characteristics of MEMS woven into the fabric of your wearable-sensor-embedded Cubs outfiit and cap.

The only issue: are there enough Cubs fans out there to support a market for such a product?

 

let's discuss...

 

Brian Fuller
User Rank
Blogger
Re: RFID sensors?
Brian Fuller   8/2/2013 12:21:14 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, I've always thought those devices were so the cows could listen to Cubs games. 

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
RFID sensors?
Charles Murray   8/1/2013 6:52:20 PM
NO RATINGS
Karen, when I drive through western Illinois, I often see cows with big yellow tags attached to their ears. I've always assumed those were some kind of RFID devices that enable the cow to be identified by feeding devices. Reading your article, though, I'm now wondering if those yellow tags use MEMS sensors, or if those are actually the MooMonitors. And if they are MooMonitors, why do some cows wear them around their necks while others have them on the ear?

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Guest Blogs
FPGAs are the glue logic in today's systems, but what they glue together are a variety of diverse sub-systems with different interface requirements.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Procurement actually means well. There is no question that procurement can do a better job of phrasing their questions or making connections between engineering’s goals and the processes underway. And if you are using the right deciphering code, the result can live up to -- or surpass -- your expectations.
Internal combustion engines are ruling power generation applications even today, and improvising them to churn out every slice of power is still an area of research for the engineering community.
If you are interested in adding FPGA technology to you engineering toolkit, grab some free tools and an evaluation kit and get started on your own FPGA project. It never hurts to expand your engineering toolbox, and FPGAs are only going to become more popular over the next few years.
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Feb 9 - 13, Embedded Development Using Microchip Microcontrollers and the CCS C Compiler
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Last Archived Class
Sponsored by Stratasys
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service