Trinamix, a subsidiary of BASF, showed off its molecular sensing technology at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Summit Digital 2020.
The sensor technology, called near-infrared spectroscopy, uses infrared light to detect the molecular vibrations that distinguish different substances.
Trinamix has earlier shown off a solution that detects the amount of water and caffeine in coffee beans.
The technology will use Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform to be installed on smartphones.
Qualcomm will use the technology for skincare services. Users of smartphones with the US chip giant’s platform will be able to scan the moisture of their skins to have the best care products suggested to the,
Qualcomm Sensing Hub will analyze the data. The technology is still in the development stage.
Trinamix is hoping that the technology could be used in the security area as it can scan skin at the molecular level, which prevents people from using photos to bypass facial recognition security solutions.