Everything in the world has a unique machine-readable chromatic identifier. This is Nature's Color Identifier. The Visualant Spectral Pattern Matching technology captures this 'fingerprint' as a ChromaID profile.
At Visualant we have developed a way to capture the unique spectral signature of everyday substances. We call this a ChromaID, which you can think of as 'Nature's Color Identifier'. ChromaID scanners paint structured light onto a substance and measure the scattered light that is reflected back - our 'ChromaID Technical White Paper' describes how this works. The technology makes use of tiny Light Emitting Diode (LED) and Photodiode semiconductor devices. In recent years the cost and performance of these components has dramatically changed and this makes it possible to build a small inexpensive hand-held ChromaID scanner or fit this technology inside other everyday devices.
Visualant has invested more than five years of R&D into the development of the ChromaID technology. To celebrate the next phase in development we published our story in the article 'Nature's Color Identifier - The ChromaID Story'. In 2013, Visualant plans to release a ChromaID Development Kit so potential licensees can try out the ChromaID technology.
There are many potential applications for ChromaID technology, both in hand-held scanners and through integration into other devices. For example, Visualant's technology could be used to authenticate passports and drivers' licenses, detect illegal drugs, check for contaminants in water and fuel, measure the sugar content of fruit, and we hope one day to provide an array of medical devices - including measuring blood characteristics without having to puncture skin.
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The ChromaID Story
What does Visualant do? The article 'Nature's Color Identifier - The ChromaID Story' explains how the ChromaID technology was inspired, invented at the RATLab, and has the potential to change our lives.
How ChromaID Works
Want to understand how ChromaID technology works? Read the 'ChromaID Technical White Paper' which explains how a ChromaID scanner uses tiny Light Emitting Diodes and Photodiodes to capture a ChromaID profile.
Want to see the scanner in action? Check out our ChromaID demo videos at YouTube to see how the Cyclops ChromaID Scanner works.