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17 November 2008 Componential distribution analysis of food using near infrared ray image
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Proceedings Volume 7266, Optomechatronic Technologies 2008; 72661F (2008)
Event: International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies, 2008, San Diego, California, United States
The components of the food related to the "deliciousness" are usually evaluated by componential analysis. The component content and type of components in the food are determined by this analysis. However, componential analysis is not able to analyze measurements in detail, and the measurement is time consuming. We propose a method to measure the two-dimensional distribution of the component in food using a near infrared ray (IR) image. The advantage of our method is to be able to visualize the invisible components. Many components in food have characteristics such as absorption and reflection of light in the IR range. The component content is measured using subtraction between two wavelengths of near IR light. In this paper, we describe a method to measure the component of food using near IR image processing, and we show an application to visualize the saccharose in the pumpkin.
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Hiroki Yamauchi, Kunihito Kato, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Noriko Ogawa, and Kimie Ohba "Componential distribution analysis of food using near infrared ray image", Proc. SPIE 7266, Optomechatronic Technologies 2008, 72661F (17 November 2008);

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