Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Fish Fat / Freshness Meters for Trading Standards

Had a recent discussion with a colleague regarding the uses of the fish fat and freshness meter (  They had recently been having a discussion with a field agent for the food standards agency.

The fish fat meters are ideal for agents heading into factories/supermarkets etc and wanting to quickly see in real time the content of fat being processed or sold.  The fish freshness meter would allow agents to test how fresh the fish is and which they can then use to sign off or take matters further.

It has also been seen that in some cases there has been a dispute between the buyer and reseller of fish stock so the fat meter allows an indiscriminate third party to evaluate the stock.

Quality control is just one of the facets of the use of the meters.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Measuring Fish Fat

I have recently began working for as their 'Assistant Business Development Manager'.

Distell produce meters to 

  • measure the fat content of fish
  • measure the fat content of meat
  • measure the freshness of fish
And also the website.  Which is in Joomla.

Joomla seems actually fun to work with ( if you can call computer work fun), installing the plugins and improving efficiency, SEO etc is something that is enjoyable as you can see a definitive outcome at the end.

Social Advertising is another area which I am charging into,

We currently have:


Since measuring fish fat is one of the main objectives I am going to develop some e-learning materials to help support the process

Here is an example video of one our fish fat meters in use.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Motion Based Sensing In Education

Hello, and welcome to the first post of the year. Having received  a Kinect for Christmas I have spent many an hour playing it with my 3 year old son (especially Kinect Adventures).  I also managed to wangle a copy of the UFC personal trainer and all I can say is WOW, this game is amazing, it can read when you do press ups, push ups, standing jumps etc and can even tell by my posture if I have cheated.

Now, bet your wondering where the e-learning comes into this.  Well on my google + stream the other day I notcied a post by a Mr James Clay talking about a  motion based response system being developed at the University of Portsmouth.

Now we have all seen motion tracking cameras that can follow you about, but now we are starting to see motion based selectivity that can be programmable... I wonder how long it will be till there are scripts, clients that have this built in.

I have been having a think about how this could be used for e-learning and think there could be many a possibility, but as always we shouldnt try to use this for stuff there is already a market for unless it is a improvement.  Maybe health and safety vids in the future will test you to see if you are picking stuff up properly etc.