Definition of biotelemetry in US English:



  • The detection or measurement of human or animal physiological functions from a distance using a telemeter.

    ‘a review of underwater biotelemetry, with emphasis on ultrasonic techniques’
    • ‘Prior to biotelemetry, the migration energetics of Swainson's thrushes and other small passerines could not be measured directly and had to be estimated.’
    • ‘Human thought has a speed of 5,000 bits/sec and everyone understands that our brain cannot compete with supercomputers acting via satellites, implants, local facilities, scalar or other forms of biotelemetry.’
    • ‘We suggest that such patterns likely have biological and/or aerodynamic relevance and can now be investigated further with the help of biotelemetry.’
    • ‘This site is intended as a service to researchers using biotelemetry as a means for collecting data.’
    • ‘New World Catharus thrushes are common nocturnal migrants amenable to biotelemetry, allowing us to measure physiological parameters during migratory flight in the wild.’
    • ‘In research, biotelemetry is a useful tool for efficacy testing when used in combination with a disease model.’
    • ‘‘This project is the first ever large-scale attempt to use underwater biotelemetry to study fish migrations in the Mekong River Basin,’ Hogan said.’
    • ‘Our study would not have been possible without the ability to continuously monitor small birds via biotelemetry before and during migratory flights and to recapture individuals after migratory flights.’
    • ‘Reite and colleagues monitored heart rate, respiration and basal body temperature using biotelemetry implants in infant primates who were separated from their mothers.’
    • ‘In this study, biotelemetry and its evolution is explained in detail.’