16:14 03 May 2017
Smart sensors, which might seem like one minuscule aspect of Internet of Things (IoT), have the potential to change how food and beverages industries work. Many manufacturers are now using them to monitor various aspects that can affect the quality of their products such as oxygen, temperature and moisture. Armed with such information, manufacturers can make well-informed decisions and necessary adjustments to optimise their products’ packaging.
The technology also plays a crucial role in the pharmaceutical sector. Sensors are now being used on the packaging of such drugs and vaccines to detect temperature and chemical changes during transit. This is crucial as the quality of pharmaceuticals can aid substantially in the improvement of patient outcomes. Currently, researchers are also developing a sensor that can detect expiry and deterioration of food products and medicines.
Because of the various benefits it offers, the global smart sensors market is expected to grow at an unprecedented pace across various markets. Many businesses in the food, beverages and pharmaceutical industries are willing to invest in the technology to ensure product safety and security. With huge support, the use of the next-generation smart sensors is expected to mark a revolutionary change in the way food and drugs are packaged.