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Smart sensors based on QR codes

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
TOES20210422001
Publicado:
28/04/2021
Caducidad:
29/04/2022
Resumen:
A Spanish university has developed a device to create a visual code in which the information stored can vary dynamically depending on physicochemical parameters. This can be used in medicine to offer rapid diagnoses, in the food industry to assess the status and quality of the product or for color calibration in printing. The university is looking for companies related to the development of smart packaging for medical and/or food industries or in vitro diagnostic tests, interested in licensing.

Details

Tittle:
Smart sensors based on QR codes
Summary:
A Spanish university has developed a device to create a visual code in which the information stored can vary dynamically depending on physicochemical parameters. This can be used in medicine to offer rapid diagnoses, in the food industry to assess the status and quality of the product or for color calibration in printing. The university is looking for companies related to the development of smart packaging for medical and/or food industries or in vitro diagnostic tests, interested in licensing.
Description:
Today visual codes like the QR ("Quick Response") codes are everywhere: printed on the packaging, on business cards or included on presentations at conferences. Companies use them to store and distribute all kinds of information in a manner that is quickly accessible to anyone with a smartphone.

A Spanish university has developed a device to create visual codes (e.g., QR code) made up of overlapping layers of information: a static information layer with a fixed graphic impression, and one or more dynamic information layers with a changing graphic impression.

For making smart sensors, the dynamic layers contain some chemical and/or biochemical compounds (such as enzymes or antibodies). These compounds produce colorimetric changes depending on the environmental conditions or the presence of external agents.

Upon optical recognition of the visual code, if a color change occurs in the dynamic layer, an error is generated that is detected by the error correction algorithm and interpreted with a predetermined meaning. In this way, the device makes it possible to interpret and provide information according to whether external chemical or biological agents are detected.

The university is looking for partners from companies related to the development of smart packaging for medical and/or food industries, as well as companies that develop in vitro diagnostic tests, interested in licensing this technology.
Advantages and Innovations:
- Compatible with common decoding. Visual codes maintain the size and appearance of a common visual code.

- The dynamic layer increases the capacity and functionality of the code. Common visual code decoding procedures have very rigid reading conditions. Patented devices have dynamic layers of information that modify the original code and are interpreted as useful information.

- Multiple applications. Because of the dynamic layer versatility, the code can be used for different purposes depending on its configuration. Among its applications are:
- Creation of smart food packaging
- Diagnosis of diseases
- Pregnancy test
- Colorimetric calibration
Stage of Development:
Under development/lab tested
IPs:
Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
National (Spanish) patent and international PCT patent applied.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The university is looking for partners from companies related to the development of smart packaging for medical and/or food industries, as well as companies that develop in vitro diagnostic tests, interested in licensing this technology.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Spanish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
01004001 Applications for Health
01003012 Imaging, Image Processing, Pattern Recognition