Sunday, September 25, 2011

Food allergen detector

Anyone with food allergies knows how hard it can be to eat food that hasn’t been prepared in their household – in some cases, like at a buffet, it’s impossible. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a device that detected the presence of allergens in the food before you even took a bite? Well now, thanks to a concept developed by Swedish designer Erik Borg, it’s one step closer to reality. The video at the link gives more details.

Unfortunately, this is still a primitive prototype, but Philips is behind the R&D, so let’s hope they can have fully functional devices soon!

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