"Molecular Ultrasound" for Plant Health
We Don’t Look At It…We Look In It.
The ultrasound transformed medical imaging: A non-invasive handheld device used in the laboratory, bedside, and in the physician's office. Croptix technology is just as revolutionary for crop health: A non-destructive handheld device than can be used in the field to measure plant nutrition and disease.
Just as an ultrasound uses sound waves to detect and analyze the properties of materials, a spectrophotometer uses light to measure the absorption and transmission of energy by a sample. In both cases, the instrument sends a signal into the sample and analyzes the response to gain information about the sample's characteristics. In the case of ultrasound, the sound waves bounce off the internal structures of an object, allowing for non-invasive imaging to facilitate diagnosis of medical conditions. Likewise, a spectrophotometer can non-destructively measure the absorption and transmission of light energy in samples, facilitating assessment of plant health.
Croptix’s handheld, field-use miniature spectrophotometer captures light that has diffused in and re-emerged from the leaf. This “optical fingerprint” is analyzed in real-time by machine learning algorithms to accurately determine that disease is taking hold or that the leaf shows evidence of nutrient deficiency and water stress. Croptix diagnoses crop health long before you can see it, giving you a head start to optimize nutrition and plant health.
Better than Ultrasound
A medical ultrasound requires a trained technician to operate, and a clinician to interpret the images. The Croptix sensor can be used in the field by the same workers that would pull leaf samples or perform similar farming tasks - and does not require a human to interpret the results.
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