A lab in your pocket

NeoSpectra Scanner

Increasing efficiency in agriculture through user-centered design
Farm work is time-sensitive; animals are hungry and growing, crops have
optimal harvest windows, and agriculture staff have hefty workloads.

Client: SI-WARE

Product DNA

ID & UX Design


Proof of Concept

Tooling & Production

The task

Design and engineer a portable spectrometer using Si-Wares’ lab on a chip technology to provide farmers with instant, in-field materials analysis to allow fast adjustments to maximise livestock feed quality. 

The solution

The NeoSpectra Scanner- a sturdy and ergonomic hand-held device that provide on-demand accurate analysis of homogeneous and non-homogeneous samples using Si-wares single-chip FT-NIR technology.

Si-Ware approached us with their technology and the idea and sought our expertise to design a portable spectrometer that optimised their NeoSpectra technology to fit the real-world needs of farmers.

We thought deeply about how farmers would use the device. We produced many mock-ups to develop a design that could perfectly marry the technical requirements with the physical demands of its final use-case.

Your lab in the pocket

Farmers can simply calibrate, scan and analyse data measured from the bag, barrel or bucket to make prompt decisions and improve feed quality, in turn increasing production and profit. 

The success of our work helped Si-Ware secure a partnership with Dairyland Laboratories Inc. to distribute the NeoSpectra scanner to the market. 

What’s up?

“Are you looking for a partner who can guide you to create unique user experiences and help you to achieve your digital challenges? Let’s get in touch and tell us what you have in mind.”

Marc Nagel, Managing Director