FURI | Spring 2020

Making Portable and Less Expensive LED Based Spectrometer for Monitoring the Quality of Fruits and Water Content

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The fruit and vegetable sector plays a significant role in farm income enhancement, and sustainable agriculture globally. Unfortunately, this sector usually goes through post-harvest losses. Visual inspection of the fruits and vegetables using the human eyes has been the usual method of inspection of fruitful on a commercial scale. However, this method for fruit quality analysis is prone to human error. Most spectrometers are complex, very expensive and require personal computers to run which is a barrier for people who want to use these spectrometers at their comfort. The spectrometer can be operated independently using Bluetooth communication.

Student researcher

Joseph Tamakloe

Joseph Tamakloe

Materials science and engineering

Hometown: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

Graduation date: Spring 2021