What happens when you strap a GPS, a Fitbit and a camera to a rhino? you have a cyborg rhino that can alert the rangers when the rhino is being poached. These guys are developing the RAPID Rhino response/rescue initiative where rhinos are receive a microdevice through a painless procedure. The microdevice has a camera, GPS and fitbit like device included that monitors the heart rate and blood level where a heart rate similar to a poaching would alert park authorities and provide a GPS that allows the tracking and arrest of poachers. The camera allows researchers to see through from the rhino’s point of view.
here’s a video of the rhino cam in action.