Bart Weetjens Keynotes - Bart Weetjen's speeches reflect the innovative thinker's passion for contributing to a safer world....
Accompanying his speech are a variety of videos demonstrating how the rats are trained in the lab prior to going out on the fields. Using a clicker that reinforces particular behaviors that are associated with different food rewards, the rats are trained to sniff out the location of land mines. Not only is this method quicker and much less dangerous, but it also saves a significant amount of money per square foot.
Bart Weetjens' next project focuses on training the rats how to detect tuberculosis.