17 May 2013 Mobile device-based optical instruments for agriculture
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Realizing that a current smart-mobile device such as a cell phone and a tablet can be considered as a pocket-size computer embedded with a built-in digital camera, this paper reviews and demonstrates on how a mobile device can be specifically functioned as a portable optical instrument for agricultural applications. The paper highlights several mobile device-based optical instruments designed for searching small pests, measuring illumination level, analyzing spectrum of light, identifying nitrogen status in the rice field, estimating chlorine in water, and determining ripeness level of the fruit. They are suitable for individual use as well as for small and medium enterprises.
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Sarun Sumriddetchkajorn, "Mobile device-based optical instruments for agriculture", Proc. SPIE 8881, Sensing Technologies for Biomaterial, Food, and Agriculture 2013, 88810D (17 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030626; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2030626
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