The Lightsense handheld spectrometer platform provides unique solutions to the challenges of identifying substances in multiple markets needing quick and accurate identification. Our spectrometers are lightweight, easy to use, and highly accurate as well as faster and less expensive than competing products.

Illicit Drug Detection
The currently available battery-powered Meth Scanner is capable of quickly and reliably detecting trace quantities of methamphetamine at less than 1 microgram per 100 cm2. The hand-held device gives law enforcement officers or building inspectors highly accurate test results in seconds.
Industrial Process  Monitoring

The efficient control and regulation of process parameters in industrial processes is a fundamental requirement in manufacturing. Lightsense miniaturized spectrometers can be used for real-time in-line measurements. Liquid, pasty, and solid substances can be continuously monitored directly in the process with Lightsense spectrometers, eliminating expensive laboratory analyzes and waiting times for laboratory results.

Medical Diagnostics

Lightsense spectrometers will form the basis for analytical instruments for use in non-invasive medical diagnostics to analyze bodily fluids, such as saliva, sputum, urine, and sweat. Combined with AI analytics, patterns in the spectra can be used to detect biomarkers for disease and recognize the current condition and disease progression.

Pathogen Detection

Detection of bacterial and viral pathogens is an important medical application and a dramatic and rapidly growing concern in public health and public safety.

Lightsense is developing a strategy to configure its spectrometer platform for detection and identification of pathogens (more information will be provided in the coming months). Our unique platform technology could enable quick and easy detections faster and less expensive than current procedures.

Food safety is a large and growing problem with 76 million illnesses, 325,000 hospitalizations, and 5,000 deaths yearly in the US. Miniaturized and rugged spectrometers move the detection to the food processing plant, the restaurant supply industry, individual restaurants and supermarkets, and ultimately to the consumer.