Mohit Taneja, CONNECT PhD researcher at Waterford Institute of Technology, caught the attention of pub-goers in The Munster Bar with a description of his research on fitbits for cows. He was speaking as part of the PubhD initiative.
Mohit Taneja is working on how data analytics and machine learning help farmers to detect lameness in cattle.
He is also part of the early-stage commercialisation venture, SmartHerd, which is an IoT Machine Learning-based Early Lameness Detection system for cattle. The system has been shown to detect early signs of lameness in cattle up to three days before visible signs recognisable to the farmer are observed. Early treatment of lameness has the potential to increase the productivity of the herd as well as minimise the volume of antibiotics consumed.
At each PubhD event, three PhD students, from any academic discipline, explain their work to an audience in exchange for a pint or two. The talks are at a “pub level” – the idea is that you don’t have to be an academic to understand the talks.
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