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New Zealand’s Innovative Technology Enabling Informed Decisions Across Industries

Summary

In a remarkable development, pioneering technology originally designed to detect parasites in livestock has found unexpected applications worldwide. Techion, a technology group based in Mosgiel, New Zealand, has been continuously developing a user-friendly microscope since 1992 that counts parasite eggs […]

New Zealand’s Innovative Technology Enabling Informed Decisions Across Industries

In a remarkable development, pioneering technology originally designed to detect parasites in livestock has found unexpected applications worldwide. Techion, a technology group based in Mosgiel, New Zealand, has been continuously developing a user-friendly microscope since 1992 that counts parasite eggs in sheep fecal samples, providing a clear indication of infection levels and enabling informed decision-making.
Techion has partnered with various institutions, including the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who utilize their technology to detect parasites causing diseases in humans in Mozambique and Tanzania. They are also involved in a project with AquaKultura New Zealand, where they measure the size and vitality of young shellfish.
According to Techion’s founder, Greg Mirams, this technology acts as a diagnostic tool for diseases. “This technology tells you what’s happening, when to treat, and after treatment, evaluates the effectiveness of the medicine,” said Mirams. The technology is widely utilized in the agricultural industry, empowering farmers to make better-informed decisions. Additionally, it is expanding its reach into other areas such as human health, aquaculture, and humanitarian initiatives.
Through partnerships with artificial intelligence experts and leveraging Microsoft technology, Techion has successfully created a user-friendly microscope that combines hardware, software, and artificial intelligence. Digital microscopes capture images, which are then analyzed by technicians in the cloud. These images serve as the foundation for the development of artificial intelligence, explained Mirams.

FAQ

How does Techion’s technology work?
Techion develops a user-friendly microscope that counts parasite eggs in sheep fecal samples and then analyzes the data using artificial intelligence.

What are the applications of this technology?
Techion’s technology finds application in the agricultural industry, human health, aquaculture, and humanitarian initiatives.

What are the advantages of such technology in agriculture?
This technology enables farmers to better assess the level of infection in livestock, making informed decisions regarding treatments and chemical usage.