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Fitness-Tracking for Chickens

It might sound comical, but putting a fitness tracker on chickens may ease the workload of commercial farmers. Now, chicken farmers are required to manually inspect the health of each bird—seeking out mites, signs of parasites and more—but this technology could change that. Using sensors and behavioral knowledge of healthy chickens, the devices would be tucked inside what looks like a tiny backpack to track when they eat, preen or peck (with 85% accuracy). Read more about the University of California, Riverside project at Digital Trends.

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