Microbe Sensor

Sharp developed a microbe sensor that can automatically measure the amount of airborne microbes, such as bacteria and mold spores, in as little as 10 minutes*1.
The sensor takes in air from the measuring area and extracts the microbes that need to be detected. Using Sharp’s proprietary version of the fluorescent detection method*2, it automatically measures the amount of microbes in as little as 10 minutes. The microbe sensor can be linked to a computer to conduct continuous measuring, making it possible to monitor changes in microbe counts over time*3.

Measurement time will vary depending on factors such as the amount of microbes and the measurement environment.
Microbes give off fluorescent light when subjected to a certain wavelength of light, making it possible to measure the amount of microbes.
The monitored data is compiled by a PC or other device that the sensor is connected to.