Optical Measurement Systems

Temperature Measurement Using Infrared Thermography

Analysis of the temperature pattern (symmetry) of a cow udder
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Analysis of the temperature pattern (symmetry) of a cow udder

Dairy Cow Health Monitoring

For a long time, infrared thermography (IRT) for veterinary purposes was only useful in equestrian sports and for treating zoo animals. The Fraunhofer IVI has developed a method that uses infrared thermography for the measuring of surface temperatures in dairy cows and has a precision of about ±0,4 K. It is now possible for the first time to conduct precise IRT screenings of large herds over an extended period of time.

Automatic Object Detection in Human and Veterinary Medicine

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Development of Automatic Evaluation Programs for the Efficient Evaluation of large Amounts of Images

Precise Automatic Segmentation

Image-based measurement techniques are playing an increasingly important role in human and veterinary medicine. In order to determine specific qulitative values, it is necessary to isolate relevant objects and regions (segmentation). Automatic segmentation processes used to be insufficiently precise. At the Fraunhofer IVI, new solutions for automatic segmentation were developed that allow precise object detection under normal operative conditions.