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Semtech and SK Telecom Leverage LoRa Technology to Monitor Cattle Health

October 11, 2018 / IoT News

LiveCare LoRa-based IoT system enables accurate analysis of a cow’s health and milk producing ability. Semtech Corporation announced that SK Telecom, one of South Korea’s largest telecommunication providers, has created an IoT cattle healthcare solution leveraging Semtech’s LoRa® Technology. The product, LiveCare, is a LoRa-equipped bio-capsule which is implanted into a cow’s gastrointestinal tract and monitors for a variety of health indicators. “Semtech’s LoRa Technology allows us to monitor cow health in real-time,” said Taehee Moon, Project Leader for the Small Farm Project Group of SK Telecom. LiveCare’s LoRa-based IoT hardware is embedded in a bio-capsule, and the device implants itself in a cow’s ruminant stomach to continuously collect data. Ranchers monitor the data transmitted from the devices for anomalies in a cow’s body temperature and other vitals to detect the onset of disease, estrus and to forecast deliver...