Specialty food is called specialty for a reason. The products require delicate care all along the supply chain, which is why innovators like Wiliot are on the rise. Wiliot recently announced it has achieved the breakthrough ability to sense and analyze humidity levels of individual products, in real-time, throughout the supply chain.
“This is a game-changing technology achievement for supply chain visibility,” said Vice President of Data Products and Algorithms, Thaddeus Segura. “By adding humidity sensing to the Wiliot Visibility Platform, we are transforming the handling of products we all consume and depend on. Now companies can deliver impeccable quality to their customers while promoting sustainability and responsible resource utilization.”
By adding humidity sensing to the company’s Visibility Platform—on top of existing temperature, location, and carbon emissions sensing capabilities—Wiliot has made it possible for companies to better ensure the safety, integrity, freshness, and sustainability of moisture-sensitive products.
According to a press release, the Wiliot Visibility Platform connects the digital and physical worlds through the Wiliot Cloud and Wiliot IoT Pixels, which are low-cost, self-powered, mass-manufactured postage stamp-sized compute devices affixed to products and packaging. IoT Pixels continuously and automatically transmit data to the Wiliot Cloud, greatly reducing the staffing and operational cost of traditional tracking methodologies, while also reducing error rates.
With this launch, Wiliot engineers have now introduced to IoT Pixels a tiny membrane that detects humidity in the air. When an IoT Pixel is exposed to different humidity levels, the information is relayed wirelessly to the Wiliot Cloud. This humidity data is combined with temperature and location data to generate insights and analysis that can better inform supply chain operations.
“Based on this new humidity data, companies can now track, in real-time, the relative impact of environmental conditions on moisture-sensitive products—to improve their freshness, quality, safety, and integrity,” Segura continued. “Food retailers can apply freshness insights to their operations to ensure the freshest, ripest products are sold first, while healthcare companies can monitor the safe handling and storage of medicines and health commodities. The Wiliot Visibility Platform gives businesses an entirely new level of insight into their supply chains.”
We look forward to seeing how this innovation takes the supply chain by storm!