The Spoilage Sensor

We want to test the simple value proposition of preventing crop spoilage using affordable off-the-shelf sensors. So, we created the Spoilage Sensor, a sensor that tests for the ideal conditions that Aflatoxin and other agents of spoilage thrive in.

We learned that identifying some conditions for spoilage can be quite simple. Some agents of spoilage really only require high humidity and high temperature to trigger. Inside the Spoilage Sensor, we used a $4 SHT (temperature and humidity) sensor that could notify the farmer or storage owner when the conditions are met.

We have also equipped the Spoilage Sensor with GPS so that we can test other possible value propositions in transport from storage and sale.