EMPA Created An Embedded Temperature Sensor to Keep Fruit Fresh

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 11, 2017
References: empa.ch & springwise
This embedded temperature sensor is designed to keep your food fresh for longer. Developed by the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Sciences and Technology (or EMPA), the sensors are being tested in fruit shipments. They are able to send real-time data to suppliers and those exporting produce for the purposes of monitoring the fruit's temperature in transit.

The research institute made fake fruit by replicating apples, bananas, mangos and oranges outfitted with an embedded temperature sensor. Cooling is a crucial element of cargo shipping fruit and other food, as it ensures produce doesn't spoil or get ruined during transport.

This demonstrates how technology can better processes of shipping and technology, while also reducing food waste.