Agri-PET/MRI: A new imaging system to detect stress in crops and increase yields
A project recently funded by the European Commission aims to integrate an #ai-based image analysis application with PET/MRI technology specifically designed for plants. This innovative approach surpasses existing solutions by combining morphological and functional information in a spatiotemporal manner. Additionally, its user-friendly design allows farmers to use the system directly on-site, making it highly accessible.
In this collaborative project, the VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH in 🇦🇹, and a member of Austrian BioImaging/CMI and Euro-BioImaging, takes on the task of developing AI-based applications for image analysis. The imaging technology suitable for plants was developed by collaborators at Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg in 🇩🇪 and Innomed in 🇮🇹.
✅ The EU’s Green Deal seeks to promote sustainable agriculture, and a significant step towards achieving this is the implementation of innovative functional multimodal imaging, which will enable early detection of crop stress symptoms in plants, providing more accurate data to better comprehend the implications of climate change in Europe.
🎉 Congratulations to Katja Bühler and her team at VRVIs and all other partners involved in this project! Their contributions will hopefully help for a more sustainable and climate-resilient future in European agriculture.
Click here to get more information about this project on the VRVIs website