TellSpec Food Scanner
With diabetes and obesity on the rise, people are more concerned than ever as to what they eat. Many food distributors and growers have also come under scrutiny regarding what is actually in the food they sell. The TellSpec Laser Scanner aims at helping the public with both of these problems. The device is a ramen spectrometer. The devices uses a mathematical algorithm to calculate what is in your food. When the user points the device at a piece of food, the app on a smartphone will be able to tell the user the ingredients of the food.
Besides letting people eat healthier, the device has a possibility to help people with severe food allergies. The creators of the device have not yet certified the ingredient listing to be as accurate as required for severe food allergies. They are more focused on using the technology for diabetes and weight loss. The device can recognize the total carbohydrates, calories, fat, and proteins that the food will have. People can then use the accompanying app to track their eating habits and choose healthier foods.
Many people have switched to all organic food because of the health hazards that the added ingredients in typical foods can have on the body. The device can recognize the various ingredients in food that you may not want to eat, such as tartarzine which is actually Yellow Dye #5. The device will alert you that tartarzine is an ingredient and will also link you to various wikipedia and internet pages that will explain what the ingredient actually is and whether it is harmful for you. The device can improve the way people eat by keeping them knowledgeable and informed about what they are actually eating.