The rdcn system is a way of constantly monitoring the welfare of broiler chicken flocks on farms


It uses a smartphone as camera, microphone and computer to deliver a 'verdict' every 15 minutes. By detecting irregularities in the optical flow patterns made by chicken flocks as they move around the house, the system gives advance warning of welfare issues such as hockburn and gait problems.


Further information
BBSRC blog
Optical flow1
Optical flow predicts hockburn and gait
Early prediction of hckburn
Optical flow and behaviour