These little cute goofy fellas are great at tracking. Bats are amazing creatures, and because of this, they are deemed as the perfect animals to try scientific experiments on when it comes tracking. One of the newest technologies in tracking is this little backpack tracking device called the dulog system. This is a wireless sensor, it was built with the dual effort of Niklas Duda and Simon Ripperger, both are biologists. They put this sensor to the test and placed it behind the bat’s back like a backpack. The tracker is comfortable and does not hinder the animals, it is small and it is easy to apply.
This tracker was proved to be useful for all kinds of animals because it has the ability to send the collected information back to the source without ever needing to take the tracker off and put the animals in any harmful situation. It will not hinder any functions of the animals that they normally do, so animals can stay out of harm’s way because of this tracking device.
When the two scientists initially started the experiment, they had to do a lot of efforts but it all paid off. If these small tracking devices can be used for these nocturnal, small, goofy-looking creatures then they can be used for any other animal. Best thing is that it can send collected data to the source easily. These tracking devices can collect data of other animals wearing the same tracking device, it can form a sort of a web of connection, something like a society of tracking devices.
The use of dulog system has given some amazing findings, it has shown us that the mother bats go from roost to roost to guide their pups. It is also found that bats socially distance themselves when they get sick. After all these amazing new findings, Duda and Rupperger are both 100% sure that this device can work on other animals as well. It is a great finding and will produce many new results.