Battalk: Monitoring asian parti-colored bats through the iot technology

Yun Wei Lin*, Cheng Han Chou, Yi Bing Lin, Wen Shu Lai

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In the past, we studied the activities of Asian parti-colored (APC) bats through visual observation, which is very labor intensive. This paper develops an IoT platform called BatTalk to continuously monitor the APC bats population, understand its compositional changes, life history, and environmental factors. With BatTalk, the above visual observations can be achieved with reduced man power and minimal interference to the bat activities. The most important task is to use BatTalk to automate the process to understand APC bats’ regular annual cycle of life history and estimate the percentage of the baby bats born and raised there would return to their original habitat in the coming year. Also, we proposed an inexpensive manner to identify the bat habitats and bat movement paths by identifying the bat’s ultrasonic signal strength and GPS position, and then show the information in a map.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWireless Internet - 12th EAI International Conference, WiCON 2019, Proceedings
EditorsDer-Jiunn Deng, Ai-Chun Pang, Chun-Cheng Lin
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783030529871
StatePublished - 2020
Event12th EAI International Conference on Wireless Internets, WiCON 2019 - TaiChung, Taiwan
Duration: 26 Nov 201927 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
Volume317 LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference12th EAI International Conference on Wireless Internets, WiCON 2019


  • Asian parti-colored bats
  • Internet of Things
  • IoTtalk


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