Program 206

AIRDATE:07/11/06

PROMO: Ovistech, ARC and their partners test wireless sensor prototypes to monitor online the health of cattle in feedlots. Interviews with Lloyd Osler, Reg Schmidt, Rod Ridley and Mark Fedoruk.

AIS's Daphne Cheel outlines the goals of Alberta's new Life Sciences Institute in laying a foundation for our emerging bioeconomy.

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TITLE: Lloyd Osler, President, Ovistech Inc.
SUBJECT: #206 FARM Feedlot Animals Remote Monitoring
SYNOPSIS: You know that when you’ve got a fever or a runny nose that you’re coming down with something. You reach for a tissue or go see a doctor. But what if you’re a cow? How do cattle communicate they’re sick? Lloyd Osler and his colleagues have developed a wireless remote sensing system called FARM to let farmers monitor the health of their cattle over the internet.

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TITLE: Reg Schmidt, Feedlot Operator, Rivera Farms, Thorsby
SUBJECT: #206 FARM Feedlot Animal Remote Monitoring
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TITLE: Rod Ridley, Business Unit Manager Sensor Engineering, Alberta Research Council
SUBJECT: #206 FARM Feedlot Animal Remote Monitoring
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TITLE: Mark Fedoruk, President, Xanantec Technologies Inc
SUBJECT: #206 FARM Farm Animal Remote Monitoring
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TITLE: Daphne Cheel, Executive Director, Alberta Life Sciences Institute
SUBJECT: #206 Alberta Life Sciences Institute
SYNOPSIS: Move over oil and gas. Alberta has launched its new Life Sciences Institute to help develop our emerging bioeconomy. Daphne Cheel sheds some light on what that means for economic diversification in the province.

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