Wireless Sensor Platform for Detection of Vital Parameters of Bats
Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS: 8856769 (2019-07)
Contribution to Conference
In this paper an advanced sensor node for animal tracking is proposed, which includes an accelerometer, an air pressure sensor as well as an electrocardiography sensor. The system is designed for studying the physiology and behavior of bats by inferring activity, wing beat frequency as well as heart rate. This system offers outstanding functionality compared to other tracking nodes and is easily applicable thanks to its noninvasive design. Gluing the sensor to the bat's back keeps the impact on the animal at a minimum and retrieval of the animal to remove the tag is not required since the tag falls off after a few days.