Tactile Imaging

  • 12/04/2018
  • Insight Technical Insight
"Tactile imaging is an ideal non-destructive and non-invasive approach to test food quality and safety."

Tactile imaging, which leverages ultrasound waves, and is used primarily in medical imaging applications, measures stiffness and elastic properties. In the food industry, this tool can be used to measure the firmness of fruits and vegetables, crispness of food products, fat and cholesterol levels in dairy products, the quality of meat, frozen food and packaged food. It can also help in the detection of foreign matter in food grains, produce, cheese and poultry and the presence of moisture in dry foods and oils.