Consumer Physics came up with the SCiO scanner, a gadget that can analyze certain food's nutritional value in just 10 seconds. The nutritional report is then sent to and viewed via its accompanying mobile app, DietSensor.
The Scio Scanner and DietSensor can deliver real-time results and aid even the strictest dieters and patients on a pre-determined diet plan. Currently, the SCiO scanner can only analyze homogenous foods or foods with the same texture.
You can point it to a piece of chicken, cheese, pork and bread and it'll give you the nutritional breakdown via the DietSensor app. You can't scan an entire sandwich or a plate of pasta or a pizza slice with all the trimmings...yet.
The device can also scan food barcodes to record the individual ingredients' nutritional value. Nowadays, smartphone apps can give instant recommendations on where and what to eat, movies to see, fastest directions to from one place to another.
"We designed SCiO to empower explorers everywhere with new knowledge and to encourage them to join our mission of mapping the physical world," said Consumer Physics CEO Dror Sharon.
DietSensor is the first mobile app to collaborate with SCiO, however, more apps are expected to roll out as developers around the globe are developing additional applications to accompany the food scanner. The SCiO scanner can also scan the moisture level of plants. Who knows, perhaps in the near future, the scanner can be used to analyze blood samples.
DietSensor is one of the CES 2016 Innovation Award honorees under the Software and Mobile App category. CEO and co-founder Remy Bonnasse said the DietSensor is the next generation in nutrition and diet mobile apps. Nutritionists and doctors have been using it to create tailor fit dietary regimens.
"This will do all the heavy calculation for you. You don't have to think," said Bonnasse. The DietSensor works via Bluetooth together with the SCiO scanner.
Consumer Physics is opening the device to the mobile app developer community. Both SCiO scanner and its accompanying app can help consumers keep personal dietary databases.