New Hand Scanner Helps Consumers Pick Fruit And Determine Calories In Food

SANTA MONICA, CA -- A new hand held molecular scanner that helps consumers better understand the physical make-up of their food is featured at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJhfo4gee2w&index=1&list=PLVSw5mMfO50OZr0Wn5bThnGb9zvK5iHJn  

Called SCiO, the tiny spectrometer allows people to get instant information about the chemical make-up of nearly anything.

For example, SCiO can get nutritional facts about different kinds of foods, see how ripe fruit is through a peel, and even authenticate medications or supplements.

"The applications are limitless and while consumers will enjoy it, the device also will help farmers figure out the ideal time for harvesting crops by assessing a fruit or vegetable's firmness, acid composition and level of sweetness, says Phil Lempert, CEO and editor of The Lempert Report.

When performing a scan, SCiO's optical sensor captures the item's molecular footprint, measures how those molecules interact with light, and then converts into the data it sends to your phone.

For more info about SCiO, visit http://www.consumerphysics.com/myscio and https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/903107259/scio-your-sixth-sense-a-pocket-molecular-sensor-fo

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