To detect all flying insect activity, in an area of approximately 0,5 square meters 1-2 meters in front of it, Volito uses infrared LED lights.
Much like moths in the car headlights at night, the light is reflected from the wings and body of each insect that flies by, recording the wing beat frequency, and other features such as wing to body ratio.
We have validated our technique in laboratories using large numbers of live insects of known species and in the field (see published paper here).
Insect activity data combined with time, geolocation and environmental data are an input to digital farming solutions. Our aim is to offer data integration between in-field sensors and farming software platforms. Supporting integrated pest management including timely treatments and intelligent spraying equipment.