Functional tricorder app, coming soon to a smartphone near you!

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Functional tricorder app, coming soon to a smartphone near you!

February 07 2017
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170206084108.htm

The principle: Take out your smartphone, open the app, aim it at the object being scanned -- such as an apple -- and get the desired information, for instance, whether an apple contains pesticide residues.

Although systems that perform such scans already exist, users usually have to clamp additional parts such as a prism onto the front of the integrated camera. This is costly and impractical and additionally interferes with a smartphone's design. "What makes our app special is that users don't need anything for a scan other than the camera already integrated in their smartphones," says Prof. Udo Seiffert, Expert Group Manager at the Fraunhofer IFF.


So since they're already communicators and miniature computers, might as well throw sensors and scanning systems in there too, right?
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