Bo Yang – Low cost optical pH sensors

Bo Yang – Low cost optical pH sensors

Oct 17

What is your idea? pH is an important parameter of the marine carbonate system, and the direct evidence of ocean acidification. It is also essential index in marine environmental monitoring, aquarium management and aquiculture. High-accuracy spectrometric pH measurement has been widely used since 1980 s, which relies on determining the absorbance of both acid and base forms of the indicator ...

Kate Sudgen – High Performance and low cost Fiber Bragg grating sensing using new Ocean Optics spectrometers

Kate Sudgen – High Performance and low cost Fiber Bragg grating sensing using new Ocean Optics spectrometers

Oct 17

What is your idea? To develop low cost FBG sensing system operating at 850nm that fulfill the following criteria: • the build cost of the entire system is low • the resolution is 5 microns or better (ideally 1pm) • the device is small enough to be truly portable. This would introduce a significant change in the market dynamics and open up many more markets for FBG sensing.

Eric Smith – Realtime spectroscopy in the produce industry

Eric Smith – Realtime spectroscopy in the produce industry

Oct 17

What is your idea? To build with OceanOptics a point and shoot device to transmit in realtime from the field spectra to remote sites for chemometric analysis in order to implement precision in all of Agriculture, Harvesting, Post-harvest, Logistics and Distribution and Merchandising of fresh produce. This will deliver a scientific basis to predict, manage and promote the shelf-life and enhanced...

Frank Rutten – Developing a cost effective solution for rapid on-site detection of asbestos and identification

Frank Rutten – Developing a cost effective solution for rapid on-site detection of asbestos and identification

Oct 17

What is your idea? The aim is to produce a simple to use portable asbestos detection device for on-site use, which will allow fast and accurate identification of suspect materials which the building and insurance industries, amongst others, may come into contact with in their day to day working environment. It has the potential to revolutionise current practice by reducing analysis time from days...

Dustin Ritter – Low Cost medical oxygen concentrator measurement

Dustin Ritter – Low Cost medical oxygen concentrator measurement

Oct 17

What is your idea? Low cost oxygen analyzer that will improve the safety and cost-effectiveness of medical oxygen concentrators using low cost electrronics and our Red-Eye patches.   Product is being designed for the developing world where ucrrent technology is too expensive via a partnership with the Engineering World Health organization.

Dominic Murphy – Spectrifire fiber Fourier transform spectrometer

Dominic Murphy – Spectrifire fiber Fourier transform spectrometer

Oct 17

What is your idea? Spectrifire is a no-moving parts, portable, broadband, optical fiber, Fourier Transform Spectrometer that  provides high wavelength resolution and very high wavelength accuracy with high optical throughput. Our solution offers all the advantages of Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) performance in a no-moving parts, fiber-based system.  Optical path delay scans are passive...

Kristen Maitland – Fast detection of spectrally encoded depth scans in confocal microscopy for early cancer detection

Kristen Maitland – Fast detection of spectrally encoded depth scans in confocal microscopy for early cancer detection

Oct 17

What is your idea? There are two major technological challenges that impede the use of confocal microscopy for minimally invasive imaging for cancer diagnosis: imaging speed and depth scanning. Exploiting chromatic aberration to spectrally encode depth could solve both. In order to realize high-speed chromatic confocal microscopy of biological samples, a sensitive high-speed spectrometer is...