To be up to date in the field of animal husbandry, to be prepared for all challenges coming up and to increase the level of animal welfare: All these claims are united in the Initiative QVIREA by EQAsce and AnimaRES. In this initiative, the teams develop learning materials for augmented reality (AR) and later for virtual reality (VR). The first stage of a prototype has been delivered now in close cooperation.
This current development of a qualification tool is meant for learners to gain knowledge about elimination of pain in piglets. The students shall no longer only read and understand information: Using the new AR-tool, nerve tracts, muscles, the cardiovascular system, and the respiratory system of a virtual piglet can be made visible. The use can place the piglet everywhere, turn it, move it, and receives information about important aspects by using his/her tablet or smartphone.
AnimaRES and EQAsce want to continue the started development in cooperation with the University of Bonn to further develop the tools. Our goal: Interventions on animals shall first be digitally simulated before learning interventions on the living animal. This saves animals avoidable pain and stress. The initiative is funded by the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank.