Hyperspectral imaging, the ability to observe and record broad electromagnetic spectra beyond human sight, has helped transform many industries. By making visible what previously was impossible to see, researchers, scientists, and operational specialists have access to new information that can make their work faster and more efficient, productive, and accurate.
Organizations in areas such as geology and energy, water quality, materials science and engineering, and military applications have gained major benefits from hyperspectral imaging. The food industry, in comparison, has lagged noticeably behind by a year or more. Companies have yet to make extensive use of the technology, whether in growing fields or factories, because of limitations like the size, weight, and cost of equipment and complexity of implementation.