A new spectrometer small enough that it can be incorporated easily and cheaply into a mobile phone has been developed at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU Eindhoven; Netherlands). The researchers say that the instrument is just as precise as the normal tabletop models used in scientific labs.

Given the enormous breadth of potential applications, microspectrometers are expected to eventually become just as important an element of the smartphone as the camera -- for example, to measure CO2, detect smoke, determine what medicine you have, measure the freshness of food, the level of your blood sugar, and so on.

 

Read more at   http://www.laserfocusworld.com/articles/2017/12/smartphone-microspectrometer-has-high-precision-for-everyday-uses.html

Author: AOLab
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