Quantification Of Plant Chlorophyll Content Using Google Glass

Researchers led by Professor Aydogan Ozcan have developed a novel custom-designed Google Glass app with a 3D-printed hand-held portable leaf holder and illuminator device that can rapidly, accurately, and non-destructively estimate chlorophyll levels i…

Researchers led by Professor Aydogan Ozcan have developed a novel custom-designed Google Glass app with a 3D-printed hand-held portable leaf holder and illuminator device that can rapidly, accurately, and non-destructively estimate chlorophyll levels in various plant species over a wide range of chlorophyll concentrations. This Google Glass-based platform can assess plant health under different lighting conditions, providing an excellent alternative to existing methods that are more complex, expensive, or time-consuming. This innovative invention will be useful for urban plant monitoring, measuring the effects of climate change, as well as for early detection of water, soil, and air quality degradation.

Abstract

UCLA researchers in the Department of Electrical Engineering have invented a novel device that can quantify chlorophyll concentration in plants using a custom-designed Google Glass app.

Website

https://techtransfer.universityofcalifornia.edu/NCD/27523.html?utm_source=AUTMGTP&utm_medium=webpage&utm_term=ncdid_27523&utm_campaign=TechWebsites

Advantages

  • Uses Google Glass technology  
  • Non-destructive, inexpensive, and fast
  • Tested and estimated chlorophyll levels in 15 different plant species
  • Measures chlorophyll concentration in both outdoor and indoor settings

Potential Applications

  • Google Glass app
  • Monitoring chlorophyll levels in plants
  • Studying/monitoring climate change or pollution in water, soil, and air
  • Urban plant monitoring
  • Environmental and agriculture applications

Contact Information

Name: UCLA Technology Development Group

Email: ncd@tdg.ucla.edu

Phone: 310.794.0558