Determination of fruit ripeness through a light sensor
A Turkish researcher has developed technology that uses data from a visible light sensor to determine the ripeness of fruit.
The aim of the project is to detect the maturity of fruits and vegetables by monitoring pigment changes. Instead of using a camera, the project is based on data from a visible light sensor, which is better suited for capturing more accurate light spectra.
This allows better reading of the actual light reflected from the fruit, as determined by the pigments on the skin that are directly related to maturity.
Samples were taken from a range of fruits and vegetables over a period of several days, which allowed the creation of a database of products at various stages of ripening.
The data were then used to create a model that can determine the maturity of the fruit under the sensor with a reasonable degree of certainty.
The project is an excellent example of the use of advanced detection in agriculture. New technologies are finally finding their way to become another weapon for the modern farmer.