New Handheld Sensor Identifies Allergens In Food
A new handheld sensor is created due to the fact that food allergies have become very common in children in recent years. Food allergies may cause people to go into anaphylactic shock, which is very dangerous. Additionally, it can be difficult for people with food allergies to eat at restaurants. This is because there may be cross-contamination.
Israeli health startup, SensoGenic, created this device to detect specific allergies in foods. The device is set to detect allergy-causing proteins at the lowest adverse reaction level. By doing this, it increases the safety of its users. Some of the most common food allergies include: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, fish and shellfish.
This device is helpful for people who struggle with their allergies. The device provides people with extra assistance to decide whether a specific meal is safe to consume or not. In order to properly utilize this device, a sample of food is placed on a disposable pad and it is then tested in the device. The results are easy to access. They come in through an app on one’s smartphone.
SensoGenic’s goal for this product is to increase peoples’ abilities to eat at restaurants. Additionally, SensoGenic would like to reduce anaphylactic reactions due to food allergies. Overall, one can test food on this device, as well as ask the chef about the ingredients in the meal. Based on those two steps, one can make the decision of whether or not it is safe to eat the meal.