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Development Kit for Spectral Sensing in Biomedicine

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:15pm
MDT Staff

Ocean Optics has introduced a new set of spectral sensing tools to deploy spectroscopy in new biomedical research or patient devices. The kit brings together Ocean Optics’ powerful STS spectrometer, a Raspberry Pi microcomputer, customizable software, and wireless capabilities in single package. Using UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy across 200-1100 nm, the kit can be quickly programmed for a variety of DNA, RNA or protein measurements, or even blood oxygenation. The small, lightweight kit can be used as a base for building more compact instruments including handheld point-of-care devices.

The STS Developer Kit takes advantage of the Raspberry Pi’s flexibility and adaptability to enable new uses for spectroscopy. Once connected to a WiFi network, the spectrometer can be controlled through phone, tablet, or computer web browser. The WiFi range is up to 150 m, and all data is securely stored to the onboard SD card. While it comes pre-loaded with this simple interface and is ready to use out of the box, the development platform makes it fast and easy to customize the kit to specific projects.

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