Health System

A unique injector and a cloud-based software solution for automation in the farming industry
Start Date
2019
Status
Ongoing
Industry
Farming
Location
The Netherlands

Technologies & Frameworks

Microsoft .NETReactC#C++AzurePostgreSQL

ISD members involved
2 developers, 1 Project Manager, 1 team lead/architect

Technologies & Frameworks

Microsoft .NETReactC#C++AzurePostgreSQL

About the company

Piglets Treatment System B.V. (PTS) is a company that focuses on innovations within the livestock sector aiming to improve it sustainably and ensure animal welfare. Several innovations in this area have already been developed within PTS, and several projects were launched as well with the support of Dutch universities like Fontys University of Applied Sciences, HAS University of Applied Sciences, Maastricht University, Wageningen University & Research.

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The Challenge

The customer need was to develop Health System – an injectable antibiotic gun (Health Injector) and a cloud-based software solution to automate the monitoring of farm animals and farm functioning, per general. The injector aimed to follow up with the medication status per individual animal and to reduce the quantity of used antibiotics. It had to be linked to the mobile application already used by the customer and to the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags that pigs are identified with. Both the injector and the required software solution had to provide a complex automation system to:

  • Allow farmers to control the spread of infections;
  • Keep evidence of animals’ health;
  • Monitor the administration of medication.
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The Solution

The Health Management System is fully developed by the ISD dedicated team, including 2 developers, 1 project manager and 1 architect. The tech decisions made to reach the customer’s requirements count in: .NET 6 and Azure Cloud (backend layer), PostgreSQL Cloud Database, React Native (mobile development), React (the Web client), C++ and C (the embedded part). Accordingly, the delivered solution comprises:

  • Health Injector – the injectable antibiotic gun used for injecting medication to farm animals;
  • High-performance cloud back-end solutions (API, Services);
  • The mobile application that links the injector and the back-end layer. It grants access to all the relevant data, including tasks for farm employees.
  • The web client mainly used by the farm management and veterinarians to supervise the administration of medication and to monitor the health of farm animals;
  • The animal chip scanned by the injector to register data regarding the administration of medication to each animal;
  • The Near Field Communication (NFC) printer used by veterinarians to print labels for each medication vial that afterward is administrated to animals.

Results

Managing piglets’ health and monitoring their health problems were improved through the automation of several processes, like the elaboration of vaccine schemes and antibiotic registration. Through a better overview and analysis of the farm functioning, the amount of used antibiotics was reduced.

As a results of the project implementation the quality of the piglets increased via full medical transparency.

“Working with the ISD team is great! For me, as for someone non-technical, it is important to understand both the architecture and the business sides. I really enjoy that when we discuss my vision and the logic behind the product, the team is very patient and understanding, even when some ideas can't be implemented from the technical point of view. The key to successful software is a team that can make a bridge between business and technical needs, and this is exactly our case.”

“Working with the ISD team is great! For me, as for someone non-technical, it is important to understand both the architecture and the business sides. I really enjoy that when we discuss my vision and the logic behind the product, the team is very patient and understanding, even when some ideas can't be implemented from the technical point of view. The key to successful software is a team that can make a bridge between business and technical needs, and this is exactly our case.”

Twan Claessens
CEO
“The most interesting part about this project is the technology. We use the latest software tools and frameworks like .NET 6, React, React Native, Azure Cloud as well as custom hardware device with embedded C/C++ firmware inside. The business area is challenging, as well. We do medical data automation process under the EU market requirements and regulations. The project improved our team’s communication skills, as initially, the client had no deep technical knowledge and we had to share our experience about almost every aspect of the product development cycle.”

“The most interesting part about this project is the technology. We use the latest software tools and frameworks like .NET 6, React, React Native, Azure Cloud as well as custom hardware device with embedded C/C++ firmware inside. The business area is challenging, as well. We do medical data automation process under the EU market requirements and regulations. The project improved our team’s communication skills, as initially, the client had no deep technical knowledge and we had to share our experience about almost every aspect of the product development cycle.”

Victor Osipov
Senior Engineering Manager, ISD

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How soon can I have a dedicated team of 4 engineers/developers?

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