Seeing Objects in a New Light with Multispectral Imaging
26 Jul 2013

Multispectral imaging provides valuable information on the quality and safety of a vast array of materials from pharmaceuticals to raw meat and burned biscuits. The same imaging techniques can be used to measure skin sensitivity to sticking plaster, detect counterfeit drugs and packaging and gain insight into historical artifacts such as mediaeval manuscripts and weapons. This article attempts to highlight some of the newest applications in multispectral imaging, these diverse applications converge as they all in some way have parameters measureable by the technique such as color, texture, gloss, shape and size which when combined give previously unseen information.

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