I have conducted an MSc thesis in data-science applied on bioacoustics data, and wish to carry on some experiments on my own now, using domestic environment as a lab.
I am looking for devices to record the vocalizations, the position and the movement of the animal.
I am thinking about microphones, GIS trackers and accelerometers. The best is they are small and light enough to be carried without problems by a dog, without bothering or altering the behaviour.
- Should be installed on collars or be carried by the animal without affecting its behaviour
- water-proof or water-resistant (to rain or < 1m pressure would be enough)
Anyone could suggest brands and types of affordable and market-available of micro-phone recorders for pets (dogs) ?
Dogs acoustic perception is affine to human audible spectrum.
- Recording Sampling rate 67-45,000 Hz (better if 88,000 Hz)
- Rechargeable batteries
2. GIS trackers
Which market-available sensors would you suggest, adapted for the scope?
It is ok low resolution, I don't know which is correct comprosime. Ideally 1m would be enough, but don't know about GIS sensors. Can you share some info and aspects I should take into account ?
Ideally they should be very light so that I can install them or collar or adjust with other non-invasive scaffolding, if the sensor is sold off-the-shelf with no case.
- Must record 3D axes
Which recording rate would you suggest for similar projects?
Thanks for sharing tips and info !