CWI and Meyn Food Processing start joint research project on non-destructive 3D spectral Imaging

CWI’s Computational Imaging group and Meyn Food Processing will collaborate in a joint research project with the goal of developing novel 3D spectral imaging techniques that will be applied in the poultry industry. The research will be executed by using the technology made available in CWI's ’FleX-ray’ lab.

Publication date: 18-09-2017

CWI’s Computational Imaging group and Meyn Food Processing will collaborate in a joint research project with the goal of developing novel 3D spectral imaging techniques that will be applied in the poultry industry. The research will be executed by using the technology made available in CWI's ’FleX-ray’ lab.

The purpose of the research is to establish a more sustainable and efficient quality control in the poultry industry. In particular, the novel non-descructive 3D spectral imaging will make it possible to analyze chemical and morphological properties of chicken meat allowing higher-level questions on the shelf life and food safety of poultry to be addressed.

The research will be performed in a four year period by two PhD students. Prof R. van Liere will act as supervisor, Prof K.J. Batenburg
(group leader Computational Imaging) will act as co-supervisor.  Meyn Food Processing Technology B.V. is a worldwide supplier of equipment
and systems for the poultry processing industry.

The Computational Imaging group of CWI is internationally leading in the area of new mathematical image reconstruction techniques. The group
works on developing the next generation of 3D imaging, enabling scientists to look further into objects of all kinds. CWI’ s state of
the art FleX-ray was officially opened by demissionary state secretary Sander Dekker earlier this year. With the new scanner of this lab, it will be made possible for the first time to look inside objects in 3D during the scanning process and to adjust or zoom in while scanning.

More information:

Joost Batenburg on the FleX-ray lab (video)

The Computational Imaging group at CWI