PiWatch

The objective of the PigWatch project was to develop an automated monitoring technique for detection of nest-building behaviour in sows on the basis of accelerometer data. Postural behaviour of sows was also classified on the basis of accelerometer data.  The third objective of the project was to develop a 2D image based piglet counter.

 

Start date: 2015-06-01

End date: 2017-06-01

Project partners:

Institute for Animal Welfare Science, Vetmeduni Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

Smartbow (Weibern, Austria)

Institutional lead:

Institute for Animal Welfare Science, Vetmeduni Vienna (Vienna, Austria)

Principal investigator:

Ass.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Johannes Baumgarnter

Personel:

vet. Kristina Maschat - Coordination of labelling, organization of experiments, of farm examinations

Mag. Maciej Oczak - Algorithm development

eng. Christian Haberl - Installation of 2D cameras on farm

Ass.-Prof. Dr.med.vet. Johannes Baumgarnter - Principal Inverstigator

Sensors:

2D camera (GV-BX 1300-KV, Geovision, Taipei, Taiwan)

Accelerometer (Smartbow, Weibern, Austria)

Commercial partners:

Smartbow (Weibern, Austria)

Locations (of data collection and analysis):

Medau (Kremesberg 3, Berndorf, Austria)

Funded by:

Provincial Government of Lower Austria