Pair this tech with a “smart fork" or tooth sensors and we’ll be on our way to measuring all of our food habits, which will provide some seriously awesome health data.
"Would you like to be able to look up the calorie content of the specific apple you’re eating? You could take it to a lab and run it through a spectrometer, but accurate spectrometers are huge, expensive machines that are often only owned by institutions and require training to use. A new startup, however, wants to make it easy as running an app and pairing a bluetooth dongle.
The SCiO is a handheld device that pairs with a smartphone through Bluetooth LE being developed by Consumer Physics, an Israel-based startup funded by Kholsa Ventures. It’s based on near-infrared spectroscopy, which means it reflects light onto an object, then collects and analyzes the light reflected back.”
(via Consumer Physics’ $150 smartphone spectrometer can tell the number of calories in your food — Tech News and Analysis)