Wearable sensor supports in-situ and continuous monitoring of plant health in precision agriculture era
Chinese researchers reviewed the current research developments about
wearable sensors used to monitor plant health. Their findings showed that
wearable sensors could analyze plant species and life stages.
Plant health is directly related to crop quality, agricultural productivity,
and food security. One way to ensure that plants are healthy is through
monitoring them using wearable sensors, which provide real-time and in-situ
information about physiological biomarkers. However, a thorough overview of
wearable plant sensors across different aspects is currently lacking.
Researchers from China produced a detailed synthesis of recent advances in
wearable sensor properties, technology, and usage in plant health
monitoring. The researchers also mentioned the limitations of wearable
sensors and suggested ways to overcome them. The review will help other
researchers make informed decisions regarding early plant health assessment,
crop management, and resource optimization.