Virtual reality touted as next step in improving biosecurity

By May 11, 2016March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Nancy Nicolson

Derbyshire poultry producer David Speller said immersive technology could be commonplace in poultry sheds within a matter of years, helping farmers and their staff monitor their birds without having to be on the farm.

Speaking at the Pig and Poultry Fair in Warwickshire, Mr Speller said virtual reality headsets costing just a few hundred pounds could be linked up to camera systems to allow users to look around a room in real-time to identify any problems.

With simple audio equipment installed in sheds, farm staff would also be able to hear what was going on remotely.

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