Researchers have used this glove covered in sensors to work out how consumers squeeze fruit.
Researchers have used this glove covered in sensors to work out how consumers squeeze fruit. "It's worth about $25,000," Professor Joyce said.

Professor Daryl Joyce and his research team from the University of Queensland in Gatton have been tracking avocados from the packing sheds all the way to kitchens to find the cause of bruising.

"We were able to rule out everything up to the point of the ripening process," he said.

"We placed an instrumented sphere (a small device the size of a cricket ball with sensors inside) into the middle of a fruit tray to record the bumps and thumps all the way through."

So far the data, and a $25,000 glove covered with pressure sensors they've also been using point to the shopper.

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