The Pedometer Plus measures rest time and rest bouts - in addition to identifying cows and having all the traditional Afi Pedometer's Heat Detection capabilities. The AfiFarm Herd Management software processes this data to give indications of behavior changes expressing comfort/discomfort.
Stress levels or comfort experienced by farm animals can be assessed by measuring their performance and behavior. A wide array of data is collected and measured through the afimilk sensors and then analyzed by the AfiFarm Herd Management software.
Measurements of impaired biological functioning, particularly those connected to decreased health and increased physiological stress responses, can provide good corroborating evidence that welfare is compromised.