DISCS creates Cloud-based Intelligent Total Analysis System (CITAS) using Geospatial Wireless Sensors and Mobile Microscopy

April 26, 2017
PCARI Monitoring Visit, February 3, 2017, Ateneo de Manila University

This project authored by faculties of SOSE led by Dr. Maria Regina Justina E. Estuar through the Philippine California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) in collaboration with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) aims to address the problem of late detection of diseases in plants by developing an integrated soil sensor to mobile phone microscopy to cloud based modeling and analysis platform.

Meeting with Dr. Padolina, January 2, 2017, Marriot Hotel

The goal is to develop a Smart Farm that can detect presence, absence and severity of Panama Wilt (Fusarium oxysporum cubense TR4), a soil borne fungi that currently destroys Philippine banana plantations. The kit It consists of the following: soil sensors that are designed to capture soil parameters which are transmitted to the CITAS mobile application which captures plant physical and geospatial characteristics as well as captures soil and plant samples at a microscopic level for modeling and analysis. Further confirmation is provided through a field version of a LAMP Assay kit.

Site Visit 8, December 28-30, 2017, General Santos City