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Food Allergen Detector Concept: the Digital Nose Knows

by Lambert Varias
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Many people who have food allergies often resort to exposing themselves to minute amounts of food to verify if they are indeed allergic to it. Not only is this inexact, it’s also freakin’ primitive (and potentially dangerous). This is 2011 – laser-packing robots are cleaning our houses, breathalyzers are built into jackets, and pizza companies are dreaming of opening branches on the moon. And we’re still dabbing food on our wrists? Screw that!

food allergen detector concept by erik borg

Actually no, unscrew that. Because Erik Borg’s Food Allergen Detector is still a concept. A very practical one. It works like a digital nose, sniffing food and then providing a simple notification – a red or a green light – to indicate the presence of any of the eight most common causes of food allergy: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat.

Unfortunately Borg didn’t go into the science/technology/wizardry behind the Food Allergen Detector. I’m no food technologist or chemist either, so I don’t know how feasible this gadget is with today’s technology. But I’m sure that if it were produced, this gadget would be a commercial success and more importantly could save millions of lives.

[via Knega Design via Notcot]

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