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Publication numberWO2004059620 A3
Publication typeApplication
Application numberPCT/US2003/040833
Publication date4 Nov 2004
Filing date23 Dec 2003
Priority date23 Dec 2002
Also published asCA2511427A1, CA2511427C, EP1593118A2, EP1593118A4, EP1593118B1, US6916295, US20040199089, WO2004059620A2
Publication numberPCT/2003/40833, PCT/US/2003/040833, PCT/US/2003/40833, PCT/US/3/040833, PCT/US/3/40833, PCT/US2003/040833, PCT/US2003/40833, PCT/US2003040833, PCT/US200340833, PCT/US3/040833, PCT/US3/40833, PCT/US3040833, PCT/US340833, WO 2004/059620 A3, WO 2004059620 A3, WO 2004059620A3, WO-A3-2004059620, WO2004/059620A3, WO2004059620 A3, WO2004059620A3
InventorsUri Tasch, Parimal G Rajkondawar
ApplicantUniv Maryland
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External Links: Patentscope, Espacenet
Method and system for dynamic recordation and analysis of animal characteristics
WO 2004059620 A3
Abstract
A method and instruction set stored in a computer readable medium are provided to singulate the limbs of a plurality of animals traversing an instrumented force-sensing floor. The method and the instruction set include the steps of (a) obtaining a data file comprising positional data and ground reaction force data for the animals traversing an instrumented force-sensing floor; (b) dividing the positional data into a plurality of time zones, each time zone having a start time and an end time; (c) determining whether each of said time zones represents positional data and ground reaction force data for a single limb or for multiple limbs; (d) singulating multiple limb time zones into a plurality of separate single limb time zones; (e) identifying each limb in each time zone as a fore limb or a hind limb and a left limb or a right limb; and (f) associating each identified fore and hind limb with a respective one of the animals.
Patent Citations
Cited PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US4195643 *27 Dec 19761 Apr 1980Massachusetts Institute Of TechnologyDiagnostic force analysis system
US6183425 *13 Oct 19956 Feb 2001The United States Of America As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space AdministrationMethod and apparatus for monitoring of daily activity in terms of ground reaction forces
Non-Patent Citations
Reference
1 *See also references of EP1593118A2
Classifications
International ClassificationG01L5/22, G11B, A01L15/00, G11B3/00, A61B5/117, A01K29/00, A61B5/103
Cooperative ClassificationA61B2503/40, A01K29/00, A61B5/1038, G01L5/225, G06K9/00348, A01L15/00
European ClassificationA01L15/00, G01L5/22D, A61B5/103P2, A01K29/00, G06K9/00G1G
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