Big tech, small farm: IoT rice analyser is a 'game-changer' for small processors, says Bühler

Big tech, small farm: IoT rice analyser is a ‘game-changer’ for small processors, says Bühler

© GettyImages/Ekkasit919 The tool, TotalSense, can help rice processors to cut costs, improve yield and speed up the quality control process, said the Swiss agri-food processor. It works by taking a photograph of rice to identify visual defects and then uploading this image to a cloud-based system. The photograph is then analysed for quality parameters such as broken grains, irregular dimensions such as length and width and colour defects. “The actual analysis and classification of the grains is then done by an algorithm in the ​ Bühler ​ cloud, which extracts the information from the photograph and converts it […]