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Portable photonic miniaturised smart system for on-the-spot food quality sensing

Portable photonic miniaturised smart system for on-the-spot food quality sensing

Objective

The main objective of the project is to design and implement a parameterized, knowledge-based, multi-target food sensitive mini-portable system, with heterogeneous micro-scale photonics for on-the-spot food quality sensing and shelf-life prediction. In particular, the miniaturized smart integrated system will be able to detect food hazards, spoilage (incl. early sign of spoilage) and food fraud through the combined bio-chemical data analysis and additionally will be able to perform food components/additives analysis, food identification and prediction of food shelf-life.
The following use case will be addressed during the project: Use case 1: Detection of mycotoxins in various grains and nuts. Aflatoxins detection. A simple, convenient ultraviolet test makes it possible to detect the possible presence of aflatoxin. Use case 2: Detection of early sign of spoilage and spoilage in fruits, vegetables, meat, fish: combined with estimation on product expiration date. Use case 3: Detection of food fraud: Adulteration of alcoholic beverages, oil, milk and meat. 3 sensor devices will be integrated in the miniaturised smart sensor node: i) a MEMS-based near IR spectrometer (950-1900 nm), ii) a UV-VIS spectrometer (450-900 nm) and iii) a micro-camera. Moreover 3 light sources will also be integrated to support the sensing functionality: i) UV-LED, ii) white LED and iii) a miniaturised IR emitter. Smart signal processing of the spectrum images will be performed by an advanced microcontroller, integrated in the sensing device. The data will be communicated to a smartphone device, where the spectroscopy analysis will take place with the help of a cloud-base application connected to a reference database. Advanced detection algorithms will be deployed both in the level of cloud and the smartphone application. PhasmaFOOD system will enable common consumers for on the spot food quality sensing and shelf-life prediction.
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Coordinator

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL

Address

Place Du Champ De Mars 5/10
1050 Bruxelles

Belgium

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 506 250

Participants (8)

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WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IKE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 435 000

FONDACIJA VIZLORE LABS

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 319 375

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 555 952,50

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 209 687,50

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 261 750

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 247 935

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 351 125

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 208 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 732541

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2017

  • End date

    31 December 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 095 825

  • EU contribution

    € 3 095 825

Coordinated by:

INTRASOFT INTERNATIONAL

Belgium