SCIO can be used to analyze materials that have already been studied and analyzed. In order to study a material, sufficient samples of the material need to be collected, scanned, and uploaded to the database, with sufficient and very accurate metadata (attributes).
Once sufficient data is gathered, it must be analyzed and compiled into a chemometric model using SCiO Lab and then tested and tweaked until proven sufficiently reliable.
Once the model is proven, a corresponding mobile application needs to be built to support using SCiO to analyze that material.
(Relevant Product: SCiO DevKit)