Did you count 8 drops? Congratulations, DropScope did too.
Consider this before buying
The DropScope is the result of years in research and enhancements done in the field by renowned researches in Agronomy, Application technology specialists and computer scientists specialized in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition.
If we have 8 drops stained in the water sensitive paper, the DropScope software will count 8 drops. It seems obvious, but DropScope is the only solution, with hardware and software, capable of doing a precise evaluation, since it was validated scientifically by specialists and Application Technology.
This precise result is due to the high resolution of its digital microscope and the state of the art algorithm to count drops. Learn more reading the text below.
The great innovation of DropScope is in the process to count drops. It uses an advanced and exclusive technique that individualizes drops before counting. Overlapped drops are counted separately.
High resolution x Low resolution
A water sensitive paper can be stained by drops of at least 50um approximately (50 x 1mm /1000) . High resolution is a requirement. DropScope can count and measure drops of at least 40um. (Learn more…)
What is a drop and what isn’t a drop.
DropScope uses an adaptive segmentation technique. This means that it is able to understand image variations in constrast and decide what is a drop and count it. It also corrects the spread factor of the drops according to Syngenta recommendations. The software also has an easy to use editor to remove accidental stains on the paper (digital marks or running).
A lot of softwares let the user adjust the image. This is not productive and can generate distortions on the real measures of the drops. One wrong measurement can seriously impact the analysis results.