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Gaitwise is a pressure-sensor to detect lameness in dairy cows. The sensor is a pressure-sensitive mat placed on the floor in a corridor where the cows pass once or twice a day. Daily measurements are available of the placing, timing and relative pressure of the cows' hooves on the ground. From this, several variables can be calculated for use in a detection algorithm to alert the farmer if a cow is lame.


Tim Van De Gucht
Annelies Van Nuffel