Users can choose between two data collection methods:
1) Taking pictures of the fruits with the Pixofarm app on their smartphone. In this case, a sticker is needed as a reference point to ensure high accuracy.
2) Using a Bluetooth caliper, which then sends the measurements to the Pixofarm app.
Besides a smartphone with the Pixofarm app installed, depending on the preferred measurement method, blue stickers or a Bluetooth caliper is required for the sizing feature.
Most smartphones that are currently on the market have the minimum requirements for taking the pictures.
As a decision support system, Pixofarm allows the user to be flexible in defining their protocol. Users can choose how many pictures they want to take and how often they want to measure.
The results of the analysis are updated after each round of data collection and are displayed both on the app and on the Pixofarm online dashboard.
Apples,pears and citrus fruits can be measured with the Pixofarm Sizing feature