A sensor for “connected” cows
This sensor helps milk farmers control the status of their cows without moving from their home
It is a system attachable to a drone that takes pictures of crops from the air
The first on the list of sensors used in agriculture is a sensor capable of scanning from the sky.
There´s a lot of physical processes happening in Nature which our limited human eyes can´t witness in plain sight. To help farmers evaluate the condition of their fields, Parrot has launched Sequoia, a mini multispectral sensor capable of detecting those nuances our eyes are incapable of noticing all over the ground.
Sequoia is a system attachable to a drone able to take aerial images. It is comprised of two elements: a 16 megapixel camera and a GPS sun sensor. Both of them are multispectral, or in other words, they register everything from electromagnetic spectrum to ultraviolet or infrared rays, which are imperceptible to people. This configuration allows to collect a real-time feed about the field and to compare sun activity with the crop status. With all these parameters into account, farmers can identify drier areas, those lacking nutrients or even plagues