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.

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