by Marie Kauna – EMTV Online, Port Moresby
Numerous apps and websites can help you manually count the amount of calories contained in the food you eat, but sometimes, the process of manually counting calories can be time consuming and inaccurate.
If you want to know how many calories are contained in the food you eat, here’s what Consumer Physics has for scanning calories.
Consumer Physics is an Israeli based company that has created the new device Scio for scanning calories in the food you eat.
Scio device uses infrared spectroscopy to analyse reflected light produced from the food. In order to calculate the accurate amount of calories, the user identifies how much portion of food he or she wants scanned to identify the amount of calories contained in the food.
Based on this identified portion of food, Scio’s scanner using its optical sensor Spectrometer collects reflected light produced from the food.
The optical sensor then breaks down this light, and using its inbuilt capabilities, detects the interaction between the light and the molecules to determine and provide necessary information from the scanned food.
The information is then transmitted via a Bluetooth connection to a smart phone and sent to the company’s server, which detects the food stuff.
The scanning results will then appear on the users phone.
Apart from scanning calories, the device can also scan other items. The device is under testing and should be available by next year.