Novel Israeli Technology Might Help In Detecting Swine Flu

by Aruna on  May 4, 2009 at 11:34 AM News on IT in Healthcare
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Novel Israeli Technology Might Help In Detecting Swine Flu
A company in Israeli has come up with a technology, entitled Bull Connect, to detect swine flu and other animal diseases before they spread.

The revolutionary technology can distantly screen the health and condition of each pig in a herd.
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According to Sharon Soustiel, CartaSense's chief operation officer, the system can detect illness and prompt isolation.

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"With this technology, I can know in real time about any epidemic breakout, and I can monitor it and immediately isolate the area," the Jerusalem Post quoted Sharon as saying.

The Petah Tikva start-up had developed the technology to look over herds of cattle, but it has been accorded a renewed significance keeping in mind the recent outbreak of swine flu in Mexico since it can also be used to monitor pigs.

Sharon explained a sensor was put on every animal's ear that monitored its temperature, heart rate, respiratory rate and location.

Sharon said: "All of this physical information can give us in real time the information to know if the cattle is sick or not. We make a wireless network from all of the cattle."

The product is expected to hit the market in less than a year.

Source: ANI
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