november, 2019

01nov1:00 pm2:00 pmFaunaTag and tagOS: an emerging tag platform for marine and terrestrial physiology and ecology researchDave Haas1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SOI Lecture Theatre Speaker organisation: Duke University

Event Details

Multi-sensor tags capable of collecting fine-scale acoustic, diving, kinematic, and electrocardiogram data have given scientists insights into many aspects of cetacean ecology and physiology. In this talk I discuss a new multi-sensor tag hardware and software platform, FaunaTag and tagOS, I have been developing and testing over the past two years. This non-invasive tag features a custom-designed biomedical optics sensor package. specifically a multi-wavelength, near-infrared, spatially-resolved diffuse reflectance sensor module, optimized for measurement of cetacean physiological signals through highly-pigmented epidermal tissue. Coupled with electro-cardiogram (ECG), depth, and kinematic sensors, the FaunaTag is expected to provide new insights into cetacean heart rate variability, tissue perfusion, and, potentially, blood oxygen saturation, with a goal of studying cetacean ecophysiology in both captive and wild contexts. I will also discuss work that is underway to adapt the tag platform for use in terrestrial physiology and ecology research.


(Friday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


SOI Lecture Theatre

Gatty Marine Laboratory, St Andrews

Speaker organisation

Duke University



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