Search staff/organisations dr. PPJ van der Tol
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Namedr. PPJ van der Tol
FirstnameRik
Emailrik.vandertol@wur.nl

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DescriptionExterne medewerker
OrganizationDepartment of Plant Sciences
Organization UnitFarm Technology
DescriptionResearcher
OrganizationDepartment of Plant Sciences
Organization UnitFarm Technology
Phone+31 317 489 718
Mobile+31 6 18344830
Secretarial phone+31 317 482 980
Phone 2
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 1
6708PB, WAGENINGEN
Building/Room107/W3.Aa.043
Postal addressPostbus 16
6700AA, WAGENINGEN
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    Apr 2022 - Present


Biography

Coming from a farm family I have a passion for animal health in Precision Livestock Farming. Finding solutions by combining expertise from adjacent fields. Creatively challenging science with common sense is what solves the puzzles. That is what inspires me!

Raised as a Human Movement Scientist between Veterinarians and Farmers I obtained a PhD on ‘Lameness in Cows’, a research I continue now by using Artificial Intelligence. Last year, as co-applicant, I got a NWO-grant for smart solutions in horti- and agriculture: Enlighted pigs: integrating light with animal-friendly and sustainable farming. 

The topics I’m currently working on: 
-    The morphology of cows. Understanding the cow by her outside appearance using 3D-camera images. 
-    The growth and development of calves, using various sensor technologies. 
-    Detecting gait anomalies in cows by using efficient deep learning. 


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  • FTE-12303 - Introduction Biosystems Engineering part 1
  • FTE-12803 - Introduction Biosystems Engineering part 2
  • FTE-14303 - Engineering problem solving
  • FTE-25806 - Research Methods Biosystems Engineering
  • FTE-70224 - MSc Internship Farm Technology
  • FTE-70424 - MSc Internship Farm Technology
  • FTE-79224 - MSc Research Practice Farm Technology
  • FTE-79324 - MSc Research Practice Farm Technology
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