Compact IR spectrometer

Lightsense and its Korean partner Life on Lab have launched a compact, handheld mid-IR (2.5µm – 12µm) spectrometer incorporating a MEMS IR light source and detector.

For many applications, this rugged, low-cost instrument will replace expensive, bulky and fragile IR tabletop analytical instruments and allow instant chemical analysis in the field. 

The spectrometer can be configured as inline sensor to provide continuous, real-time information about process and operations. 

Lightsense IR sensor products provide wireless connectivity to the Cloud for advanced data mining, predictive analytics and behavioral targeting to reduce the cost of operations and maintenance of fleets of assets.

The handheld spectrometer forms the basis for third party applications development in a broad range of industries:

  • Health:  analysis of blood, urine, saliva, sputum
  • Environment:  pollution monitoring & control in air and water
  • Industrial operations and maintenance, oil condition analysis
  • Industrial process control
  • Food purity analysis

 

Handheld mid-IR spectrometer manufactured by Lightsense partner Life on Lab. 

Handheld mid-IR spectrometer manufactured by Lightsense partner Life on Lab. 

Connect to the Cloud via Bluetooth to smartphone or tablet for analytics

Connect to the Cloud via Bluetooth to smartphone or tablet for analytics

spectrometer applications in health monitoring and diagnostics

Large opportunities are opening up in the use of IR spectroscopy to health monitoring and point-of-care diagnostics. Results achieved by Lightsense partners with IR analysis of saliva, sputum and urine samples is a potentially revolutionary approach to non-invasive diagnostics and patient monitoring. It is an underdeveloped area of diagnostics, although the research effort worldwide is now growing rapidly. The absence, up to now, of suitable high-sensitivity IR instrumentation on the POC level represents an opportunity for Lightsense with its leading edge IR technology. Most other methods of analysis require reagents, sample processing, complex liquid handling, and a bench-top device for reading result, whereas IR spectroscopy can be done directly on saliva or other biological fluids with no pretreatment.

Lightsense and its partners are developing next generation, high resolution spectrometers and multi-wavelength sensors that has the potential to revolutionize this field of patient care.