Danish startup to develop inexpensive shrimp biomass evaluation system


The corporate goals to create development by integrating automation, enabling meals traceability and bringing biomass insights.

As Fridi Mellemgaard, co-founder and CEO of Honest Aquaculture, defined in a press launch: “We carry biomass insights to the shrimp farmer. And we do this by creating laborious tech embedded with AI and pc imaginative and prescient. We’re in a position to estimate the whole biomass of a shrimp farm and inform the farmers when it’s time to reap or if the pond is contaminated with illnesses. Our answer will assist shrimp farmers develop into extra sustainable, additionally financially.”

The corporate has three merchandise within the pipeline: a free cell APP, the Honest biomass counter and a Honest biomass probe.

As Mellemgaard explains to The Fish Website: “The biomass counter is a conveyable or stationary gadget with pc imaginative and prescient expertise paired with machine studying, that performs not solely high-speed steady precision counting but in addition weight and measurement calculation of all of the biomass going by the gadget. As well as, the high-speed digicam is ready to take high-resolution footage to be used in a R&D lab to find out pigmentation, historic storage, and high quality management for the farmer.

Our biomass probe displays and collects information 24/7 by the built-in pc imaginative and prescient. Information is gathered from biomass within the tanks or ponds, the place they’re mounted. Our sensor gathers quite a lot of information, shrimp measurement, development fee, sickness detection (seen spots), and the way fed the person shrimps are (measuring shrimp stomach fullness). This offers the shrimp operators with a whole and correct real-time overview of the farm’s biomass, which may be accessed by both an app or a browser.

The cell app is totally free and may be thought of an entry level for farmers to get biomass insights. They manually stroll round of their ponds and take footage of the shrimp after which add the pictures to the cloud as soon as they get to Wi-Fi or use the cell community. Within the cloud, they’ll make the most of our AI and machine studying fashions to find out the parameters of their biomass. The cell app can be used to gather information from the probes and counters if the units haven’t got entry to the cell community after which the farmer can add the data to the cloud when he involves an space with Wi-Fi or cell protection.”

“Honest Aquaculture has collected the aforementioned funds to construct an answer that gives underwater insights by inexpensive, cutting-edge expertise. Honest Aquaculture’s merchandise have been developed to amass information on biomass and provide real-time, important insights that allow particular person farms to enhance high quality, feed administration, enhance outputs, and standardize manufacturing methods. Via efficient insights, it turns into doable to make genuine and data-based selections,” continued the press launch.

Mellemgaard and fellow co-founder Gustav Stæhr went on to thank their angel traders Keld Søndergaard, Christian Emborg, Michael Houghton-Larsen and an Innobooster grant from the Danish innovation fund.


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