Google Glass On The Farm
When Google Glass was first introduced to agriculture, many wondered how the technology could make a difference in farming. Enter Craig Ganssle, founder and CEO of Basecamp Networks.
“We have developed a software program called intelliSCOUT, which can analyze plants like tomatoes and instantly determine if they have contracted certain diseases just by glancing at them,” says Ganssle.
IntelliSCOUT also has the ability to scan a cob of corn and count its individual kernels within seconds to determine the crop's yield.
The program works by processing data from Google Glass and channeling that information through the software. In some cases, it can also work with smart phones and tablets.
The goal, Ganssle says, is to develop more applications that can be used on dairy farms, such as recognizing all of the cows in the barn and instantly bring up each of those animals' production and health records.
“Essentially we are trying to help use modern technology to make running your farm easier and more profitable,” Ganssle notes. “If time is money, then program like these can lead to healthier profits on your farm.”
The intelliSCOUT software is distributed through Basecamp's agricultural division, which is called FarmHouse Networks. Learn more by visiting farmhousenetworks.com.