All Data Great and Small: Digital Innovation and Animal Health in the 21st Century

Sep 15, 2016

Our world is changing – and changing fast. Professor Alasdair “Alex” Cook BVM&S, MSc, DipECVPH, CertPM, PhD, MRCVS, Head of the Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Surrey, reflects on changes in our technology. Machineto- machine communication is becoming a reality – maybe your bathroom scales will interact with your fitbit, your store cupboard and your kitchen to ensure you don’t consume more calories than you burn. These interconnected data, the Internet of Things, promises to disrupt every aspect of our lives. This article considers what this may mean for animal health and veterinary services. ...

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