It’s a bit disgusting that a vast majority of us thrive on prepackaged foods or fast food. We don’t even really know the contents of what we’re eating, but as long as it doesn’t taste terrible and keeps us alive, we don’t care. If you’re tired of this mentality, and want to start knowing what all is in your food, then you’re going to have to look a bit closer than the label to know what’s going on.
The TellSpec will give you all the details about what is actually in your food. It’s small, portable, and syncs up with your smartphone. From there you’ll be able to tell what allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and even ingredients are in your food. For those who have food allergies, this is a godsend, as serious food allergies can make eating anything a life or death situation. Not only will it tell you what’s present in the food you’re wanting to eat, but it will also give you the back story of each item so you understand what you’re putting into your body.
This has a pretty amazing method of delivering all this information to you:
“When you beam the low-powered laser in the TellSpec scanner at the food, some of the photons are absorbed, raising the energy states of the molecules in the food. Lower energy photons are then reflected back. The spectrometer inside the TellSpec scanner sorts these photons by wavelength and counts them. The resulting numbers, called a spectrum, describe the chemical compounds in the food. This spectrum is uploaded to our analysis engine where it is analyzed and correlated with other reference spectra. Information about the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in the food is then downloaded to you and displayed on your smart phone.”
Needless to say, this is some pretty high-tech gear in a small package, so the $320 initial fee with a need for a subscription shouldn’t surprise you. You’ll be able to choose black, red, green, turquoise, or white as the color of the scanner body. Make sure you also have access to a smartphone before plunging into this purchase.
Available for preorder on TellSpec