Research Trials

During the project lifecycle there were two field trials, one at the WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and one at Bristol Zoo Gardens. The project was tested through the development of an app named “Wild:i” for Toshiba android tablets.

The testing at Slimbridge Wetland Centre in winter 2014 had 146 users, and involved the installation of antennas to create a network over a wide area of natural, tree-filled habitat, with free-ranging animals.

The summer trial at Bristol Zoo Gardens used a re-designed app with additional features, and was staged during the busiest period, with a more casual user group of 152 users who shot over 420 still and video assets. Combined, the trials cover a wide range of users, weather conditions and encounters with the key animal species.

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