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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.

Recent Team Blogs

May 9, 2017
We have had an exciting month so far! Governor Cooper came to visit us to see our invention at Science House. It was an honor to meet him. We talked to him about our invention and the invention process. We also told him about the Lemelson- MIT Competition and InvenTeams in USA. He was proud we...
April 10, 2017
This month has been a busy one! We are trying to do lots of outreach to let the public know about our InvenTeam and Program. We have visited many companies and non profit agencies. We also participated in the SCITECH Expo at the North Carolina Natural Science Museum http://naturalsciences.org/...
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...
January 29, 2017
January has been an exciting and busy time for us! We were able to meet Temple Grandin one of our heroes! She was at a lecture sponsored by the North Carolina State University Student Chapter of American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior. We were invited, sat right up front, and were able to...
December 17, 2016
  Catalyst InvenTeam is based at the Science House on North Carolina State University’s campus in Raleigh. Science House is a nonprofit which promotes STEM education throughout the state. Catalyst was founded in 2015 and funded through a grant from the Biogen Foundation. Our program...