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Koko Johnson

Sustainable Practices: Smartwatches for Plants?

Could Fitbit’s newest brand ambassador be a Brazilian soy plant?
Smartwatches and other wearable technology are becoming increasingly sophisticated, so much so that these devices are no longer amenities exclusive to humans. For several years, scientists have been investigating how these wearable devices that monitor our wellbeing could be adapted to track plant health in real-time and aid cultivation choices. Agriculture and crops are essential to both our food security and our economy. However, efficient and sustainable farming practices (i.e. large yield with small environmental consequences) are difficult to achieve when several factors harm plant health.