November & December 2020
January & February 2021

Online event

Webinar 'Photonics for Agrifood'

Tuesday 8 December
15:00 - 17:00

Wouter Charle


Title: Hyperspectral cameras: ‘new eyes’ for precision agriculture and the food industry


In this presentation, imec will present its video-rate snapshot cameras and will highlight its importance for the food industry and for precision agriculture. From the imec demo studio, several cameras will be demonstrated, a.o. the new snapshot SWIR camera (sensitive to  shortwave infrared light) and a drone-compatible system, providing an end-to-end solution from in-flight data acquisition to data post-processing.


Wouter Charle is manager for hyperspectral imaging technology at imec, leading the off-the-shelf and evaluation system activities. He has a background in physics and software engineering. After starting his career in 3D machine vision, he joined imec in 2014 to help grow the hyperspectral imaging business.

Company description:

As a world-leading R&D hub in nano- and digital technology, imec revolutionizes hyperspectral imaging ‘from the bottom up’. By integrating thin-film spectral filters on the pixels of CMOS image sensors, imec eliminates complex optical camera designs. Making hyperspectral (video) cameras robust, compact and mass-producible. And opening the door to new applications – both in- and outside the lab.