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180 Seconds of Discovery | 2018

The third annual video competition hosted by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher Forum.

Winner: Future Leader Award

Wormy Lambs: Using Sensing Technologies to Make Targeted Treatments

Gastrointestinal nematode parasitism is a major animal health challenge for grazing lambs, as well as being an important source of economic loss to livestock producers . Animals suffering from parasitism typically display a voluntary reduction in feed intake and altered grazing behaviour.   These changes are potentially important as indicators of disease . My research is exploring the diagnostic value of these behavioural changes recorded by GPS and accelerometer sensors. The aim is to facilitate earlier detection of parasitism and target treatment to individual animals who need treatment.

Winner: Peoples Choice Award

FingerReader: Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Access Information on the go

People with visual impairments face numerous difficulties with existing state-of-the-art technologies including problems with accuracy, mobility, efficiency, cost, and more importantly social exclusion. The design of FingerReader address these challenges as it allows users to simply point at objects to perform a recognition and interpretation task on what the FingerReader sees and hear the result spoken to him or her through a bone conduction headset. We believe FingerReader will make a significant impact on how the visually impaired community can independently access information on the go.


The Tongariro Project - Mirja Heinrich

Mitigating malnutrition through biodiverse foods in the Solomon Islands - Chris Vogliano

Past Ice \ Future Ice - Jamey Stutz

Adaptable shoes for Digital Nomads - Magdalena Karasinska

Reducing the Spread of Invasive Species (Fan Worm) - Christopher Walker

Low Energy Availability in New Zealand Athletes - Katherine Black

How does it feel like to experience a flood? - Areef Shaik


Competition funded by the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Researcher Forum and MBIE.