Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Albrecht Daniel Thaer-Institute of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences


Development of a monitoring system for pigs for continuous activity- and temperature recording 

The timely identification of suboptimal conditions in pigs allows for early intervention and thus contributes to animal health and animal welfare of a housing system.

The aim and innovative approach of this project is the development of a novel monitoring system for recording and evaluating the health status of pigs. Several specific devices and methods are necessary. The system to be developed should make it possible to provide objective data on changes in the movement profile and the ear temperature of the individual animal.


Therefore, suitable data structures, workflows, communication structures, etc. that are compatible with existing herd management software must be designed and developed for downstream processes.

At the Department of Animal Husbandry and Process Engineering at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, a method for the analysis and evaluation of animal-specific changes is being developed.


Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM) of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Project partner:

Frankenförder Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, FiberCheck GmbH, LSE – Lightweight Structures Engineering GmbH


Sensor Disc, radio modules, software tools for data processing

Processing time:

2013 - 2016 (completed)

Project manager:

Prof. Dr. Otto Kaufmann

Project agent:

Dr. Mihaiela Rus