The sensors are still in the testing phase was present in varieties of oranges, apples, bananas and mangoes. The sensor will notify the company if there is a cooling problem in the way, allowing them to take action. The temperature monitoring enable fresher up in the hands of consumers.
Exporters have a way to measure the freshness of the fruit, but the artificial sensors Empa claimed more accurate because it simulates the characteristics of the types of fruit. To make the sensor, the research team at the X-rays of native fruits and make a model of the shape and size.
Then they determine the exact composition of meat every fruit and perform simulations in the laboratory using a mixture of water, carbohydrates and synthetic rubber. The mixture is poured into molds shaped sensor, made on a 3D printer. "We hope this will help the exporters of fruit to control their sanitation protocols as well as cut the costs and time spent on logistics," says Empa project leader, Thijs defraeye.