LIVEgg, a developer of cutting-edge digital technologies for the poultry industry, has launched CrystalEgg, the world’s first embryo monitoring system capable of directly identifying the embryo’s physiological signals and providing real-time information about the embryo’s well-being.
The non-invasive system will be showcased for the first time at the International IPPE Production & Processing Expo, which will take place February 12 to 14 in Atlanta. LIVEgg will present the innovative CrystalEgg at booth 9773, Hall C. Vertical integrators and hatchery owners are invited to live demos to learn how CrystalEgg can significantly improve efficiency and yield higher numbers of better-quality chicks from the same number of eggs.
From its location inside the incubator, CrystalEgg identifies the physiological signals of the embryo and the environmental conditions of the incubator through non-invasive methods. The signals are transmitted, analyzed, and presented via CrystalEgg application. It senses, in real-time, the presence of a living embryo in the egg, providing alerts if it is dead or the egg is infertile. CrystalEgg can detect the developmental stage, providing critical information for maximum operation of the incubation.
LIVEgg sensors collect physiological parameters from the embryo and apply advanced algorithms to analyze it, thus providing highly accurate real-time data on the embryo’s stage and condition. By utilizing LIVEgg technology, hatcheries can achieve better hatchability and chick quality
“Even the top-scale incubators can only monitor the environmental factors within the incubator, but using environmental factors only limits the ability to take care of the embryos’ well-being during the hatching cycle,” said LIVEgg’s CEO Alon Blum. “Until now, the developmental stage and the embryo’s condition during a hatching cycle was a real enigma.”
“CrystalEgg offers hatchery managers, owners, and integrators crystal clear observation of the embryo, providing improved control and a totally new set of information unavailable to date,” he added.
While hatching lasts 21 days, CrystalEgg can provide, on the seventh day, accurate information on expected hatching, mortality, infertility and many other parameters. The system is already in use in Africa, Europe and Israel, and has managed to improve hatching rates in even highly efficient hatcheries by some 3 to 4 percent.