|I&T Wish||Tracking device on rodents for locating their nesting places
(REF : W-0185)
|Summary and Challenges||
To effectively control rodents, a thorough inspection to identify nesting places, food sources and dispersal routes of rodents is essential. Although food sources and dispersal routes can be detected by the presence of rat signs, it is difficult to locate nesting places as these are usually hidden space not easily accessible sometimes (e.g. crevices within intertwined concrete structures). Hence, to effectively track rodent activities and identify their nesting places are the key factors for effective control of rats in urban areas. Rodent activities cover both outdoor and indoor environment. Tracking rodent activities indoor are even more difficult as the furniture, paraphernalia, celling voids, etc. provided concealed harboraging places for them.
|Expected Trial Duration||6 months|
|Project Deliverables||A technological solution involving a small device to be attached to or implanted on rodents that could allow signals to be transmitted, under an indoor or outdoor environment, to a handheld detector (capturing information on direction and distance from the detector).|
|Propose I&T Solution||Closed|