TEDxRdam talk - Bart Weetjens

TEDxRdam talk Bart Weetjens
conclusion
it not only about rats
they are resources to help
communities with fight issues
foster a sustainable world
tuberculoses
early diagnose
cure also when HIV+
in dutch terring
related to TAR
a rat can proces smell very quickly
therefore
much faster
samples will be presented to rats
hero rat saved lots of lives
applications
ratback pack
camera rat
watch movie on Youtube
possibilities
industrial engineer
didnt want
liniair manufacturing mode
1995
landmines
structural barrier
mainly in developing world
back to overview
passions
bread animals
sold them to pets shop
africa
multicultural
fascinated
extraodianary journey
mozambique
training rats
saving landminds
tuberculoses
Bart Weetjens
APOPO HeroRat mine detection
rats
are
highly sociable
sensitive
smell
uses to
discover landmines
then they get a food reward
why
sensitive to small
map the smells and communicate
use a clicker
standard animal training method
associate click sound with food
trained
click food
clickfood
etc
qualify
accredited amimal to find mines
the rat team
exchange knowledge
people
vehicals
in mozambique
reduce cost price by 60%
11 countries
tanzania
11.000 people walked on a landmine
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