HatchPoint won a research grant from the US Department of Agriculture to develop a system for the acoustic detection of termites. Using low powered wireless chipsets, we developed a multi-tiered network that was able to automatically detect termites within buried bait stations about a structure and was able to discriminate between termite activity from other environmental and background noise.
Our solution was the LymeShield System, a rugged, sturdy feeder that protected the vaccine pellets from both the elements and non-target species while allowing access to the vaccine pellets according to a programmed schedule to maximize treatment effectiveness. Bluetooth allows access to the station for both control of vaccine distribution as well as access to feeding activity within the station. We also worked with US Biologic attorneys to patent the system, protecting valuable IP.