How Technology can support your Research and Facility management
Nov 09, 2018 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
We are living in the era, where the Internet of Things (or Everything) is in our everyday life, these technological solutions can also improve your vivarium in terms of management and workflows.With a 24/7 data collection from the home cage, all the cages become smart and helps the facility manager in terms of data management, inventory tracking and operational workflow planning and monitoring, and much more. With all the data collected, it is possible support and address the workflow of the operators by proposing the most efficient planning of tasks including when to perform cage changes.
What about animal welfare and man-mouse interaction? The technology can suggest the best time for cage change by evaluating bedding condition of each cage according to your settings, therefore, reducing cage change frequency while keeping cage conditions within acceptable range, leading to cost savings and lower stress levels in the general running any facility. In fact, Animal welfare is crucial in a vivarium. Abnormal behaviors can be detected with automatic data analysis in your colony and provide an addition tool to the operator to perform a more efficient daily animal health check. Finally, Researchers can use the same technology as well to monitor their animals 24/7 directly from the home cage without disturbing them. This is evolutionary, as these data acquired can be extremely useful information on their animals, and is currently undetected.
This presentation will give you an overview of this totally new innovative digital support in your vivarium for facility managers and researchers.