CATALYST at the Science House InvenTeam

Detector of lameness in dairy cattle

The Catalyst at the Science House InvenTeam invented a device to detect lameness in dairy cattle – an indicator of overall bovine health. The device consists of four stainless steel scales for each of the cow’s legs to stand on. The weight for each hoof is averaged over 20 seconds. Any time the weight to one hoof varies more than 100 pounds from the other hooves, an alert is sent to the farmer indicating the cow requires veterinary inspection. The device case is designed for easy cleaning and maintenance by farmers.


April 10, 2017

March 5, 2017

This has been a very exciting month for us! First we were featured on North Carolina State University Webpage! This article and video has given us more community support and awareness of our work! We really appreciate the support that the staff and students  at North Carolina State University give us during the invention process. You can see the article, "Learners and Leaders" by Alaastair Hadden, and video at:

December 17, 2016