Our focus is on utilizing this new class of tools to help solve some major problems in public health, such as detecting illicit drugs in the opioid epidemic, detecting viral pathogens in the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as detecting bacterial pathogens in the food safety.
Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between matter and radiation, or light. Spectrometers are used to determine the composition of chemical substances, generating spectra that are unique for the substance being analyzed, providing a “spectral fingerprint”. Spectra contains large amounts of data and Artificial Intelligence can be used to detect patterns and predict outcomes. Lightsense miniaturized handheld spectrometers can be used in a wide range of materials analysis applications with performance comparable to that of laboratory instruments but at a dramatically lower cost.
The Lightsense handheld spectrometers are lightweight, easy to use, and accurate. They are also faster and less expensive than competing technologies and will find applications in a multitude of industries.