US 11,657,488 B2
Methods and systems related to mushroom ripeness determination
Mohamed Kashkoush, Hannon (CA); Gideon Avigad, London (CA); and Patrick Dallaire, Quebec (CA)
Appl. No. 16/772,329
Filed by Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, Vineland Station (CA); and NATIONAL OPTICS INSTITUTE, Quebec (CA)
PCT Filed Dec. 12, 2018, PCT No. PCT/CA2018/051580
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jun. 12, 2020,
PCT Pub. No. WO2019/113691, PCT Pub. Date Jun. 20, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/599,225, filed on Dec. 15, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2021/0082104 A1, Mar. 18, 2021
Int. Cl. G06T 7/00 (2017.01); A01G 18/00 (2018.01); G01N 33/02 (2006.01)
CPC G06T 7/0004 (2013.01) [A01G 18/00 (2018.02); G01N 33/02 (2013.01); G06T 7/97 (2017.01); G06T 2207/10016 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10024 (2013.01); G06T 2207/10048 (2013.01); G06T 2207/30128 (2013.01)] 22 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of determining ripeness of a growing mushroom, the method comprising:
obtaining a sequence of images of a growing mushroom over a period of time;
from the sequence of images, measuring one or more features of the growing mushroom to obtain temporal measurements for the one or more features of the growing mushroom, the temporal measurements indicating rates at which the one or more features are changing; and,
comparing the temporal measurements for the one or more features to pre-determined ripeness functions for each of the temporal measurements to determine the ripeness of the mushroom.