Discussion Panel – Micro-Spectrometers for Consumer Applications – NZ NIR 2018 Conference

Discussion Panel on the impact of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR micro-spectrometers) on future consumer habits


At the Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) Conference organized by ANISG-NZNIRSS in New Zealand in April 2018, a discussion panel was organized on the impact of NIR spectroscopy on the consumer way-of-life and the future of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, in particular based on NIR micro-spectrometers.

As a matter of fact, many NIR micro-spectrometers are now being developed for many applications in the frame of IoT (Internet-Of-Things).

  • What could be their impact on our daily lives and our consumption habits?
  • What is the reliability of all the mini-spectrometers or micro-spectrometers developed today?
  • How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) will allow micro-spectrometers to find mainstream applications?
  • What place will micro-spectrometers find in the phenomenon of Big Data and Connected Objects (IoT)?
  • What are the scientific and technological challenges?

The panel was composed of the keynote speakers at the conference (from left to right): Pr. Wouter Saeys (MeBIOS, KU Leuven, Belgium), Dr. Sylvie Roussel (Ondalys, France), Pr. Jose Manuel Amigo Rubio (KULife, DTU, Denmark) and Anders Larsen (Q-Interline, Denmark).

It was moderated by the organizers, Dr. Steve Holroyd (Technical Manager Data Information and Sciences at Fonterra, NZ) and Prof. Roger Meder (Principal at Meder Consulting, Australia).


Dr. Sylvie Roussel of Ondalys is an invited speaker at the NIR Conference of New Zealand-Australia 2018 (ANISG-NZNIRSS)

Dr. Sylvie Roussel was invited to present Ondalys latest work on near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) data analysis at the NIR Conference in New Zealand. These studies were focused on chemometrics methods for improving process supervision by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIR) and model transfer from laboratory to at-line and inline measurements. This work has been applied to measurements carried out in the chemical industry, and in collaboration with Arkema.

* Improve inline NIR model robustness with Dynamic Orthogonal Projection method

This paper aims to improve the robustness of NIR spectroscopy models by applying an orthogonalization method – Dynamic Orthogonal Projection (DOP) -. This method allows the transfer of near-infrared models from the laboratory to the production line. Thus, they make inline control by near infrared sensor possible.

Download the pdf here: Abstract_Ondalys_SRoussel_DOP_ANISG_NZNIRSS_NIR2018


ANISG-NZNIRSS NIR conference 2018 is dedicated to near-infrared spectroscopy

The Australian – New Zealand Near Infrared Spectroscopy Conference is held annually. It takes place alternately in Australia and New Zealand and brings together the entire Near Infrared Spectroscopy community of the Southern Ocean; it is being held this year in Rotorua, New Zealand, in April 2018.

Visit the conference website here: ANISG NIR Conference 2018

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