The Smart Mat® allows detection in and analysis of the housing environment to determine the bedding area, the duration/frequency of rest phases, visitation of free stalls and the weight of cows.
The Smart Vibra Mat® includes a vibration system that «teaches» each cow to stand up individually, by group or by lot. It can also be used to gently stimulate the cow generating a physiological response such as improved blood circulation. This can be important and a beneficial factor as a cow needs over 300 liters of blood to produce 1 liter of milk.
Abnormal or unusual resting time can be a symptom of illness, hoof problems or heat. The farmer receives an alarm on his computer, pad or smartphone. He can then make a diagnosis and take an appropriate decision.
The study of animal behavior and communication being just a first step, the Smart Mat® will allow the research centers and/or livestock institutes to lead more exhaustive studies and to improve knowledge of animal intelligence.
- Improve surveillance.
- Individual recognition.
- Measurement of resting time.
- Communication/Stimulation through vibration