Related The main problem in the distribution of this type of fresh food to the whole world is that some foods such as meat and fish are very susceptible to decay during the delivery process. One way that is done to maintain the freshness of meat during transportation is to freeze meat or ads at a certain temperature. This prompted researchers from Switzerland to develop sensors for which can ensure cold temperatures during food delivery.
Based on information reported Ubergizmo, the researchers managed to create super-thin sensors that can monitor the temperature of food, and interesting news that these embedded sensors safe for consumption by humans. So, even if the sensor is swallowed by humans it will not cause any symptoms. Then what kind of sensor is it? This temperature-monitoring sensor has a size of 16 micrometers, which is certainly much thinner than a single human hair.
Temporarily for the materials used, these sensors are made of polymers made with corn flour and potatoes, magnesium, water-soluble silicon dioxide, and nitrides. “In preparation for transportation to Europe, fish from Japan can be equipped with a small temperature sensor, which allows them to be monitored to ensure they are kept at a cool enough temperature,” lead researcher Giovanni Salvatore said.