Strict dieters could take advantage of the pocket sensor that will tell you the calorie content and nutritional value of individual items. It will make keeping track very easy, and bring technology into everyday meals. It will also be especially helpful for those who are bad at math.
Company Consumer Physics introduced the SCiO scanner, a handy little gadget that can be carried around in your pocket. It can be pointed at a particular food, and in 10 seconds will inform you of its nutritional value. However, there is a slight hitch that is expected to be eventually fixed. So far, the scanner only works on individual food groups, such as cheese, a piece of bread, chicken, or tomatoes.
Scanning an entire sandwich, for example, will not work. The only option so far is to scan the ingredients in part and then add them up.
Consumer Physics expect more app developers
However, developers expect that more companies will be drawn to their idea, and come up with numerous apps that could help. For now, the DietSensor is the first one to collaborate with the SCiO scanner efficiently. In fact, it has recently been deemed as an honoree of the Software and Mobile App category at this year’s CES 2016. It displayed tremendous potential and could be of excellent use.
Remy Bonnasse, who is the CEO and co-founder of the company, stated this it’s the next generation in dieting and nutrition. It has been used already by specialists in the field with the purpose of creating the most adequate regiment for their patients. This way, it will be brought directly to the consumer, as easy as having a tiny nutritionist in your pocket.
The SCiO scanner will also be able scan food barcodes to record nutritional values, and keep as references for the future. It’s a simple point-and-shoot, with the companion app to tell you everything you need to know. However, this is just the beginning for the technology. The scanner could, in the future, reach the ambitious heights of scanning blood samples. It could provide vital information about content, such as blood sugar or fat content.
It will do all the math for you
For now, however, the team of SCiO scanner and DietSensor remains focused on diets. According to Bonnasse, “you don’t have to think”, the two pieces of tech will do everything for you. Consumer Physics is also opening up the doors to more apps to be developed in partnership with their SCiO scanner. There are several beneficial uses that they want explored.
Currently, those interested can pre-order the gadget for $249, and download the DietSensor app for free, both to be launched in May. However, in the future, the app will also cost $10 per month, so those who want to test it out should hurry.
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