SCiO - The Ingredient Label of the Future

SCiO - The Ingredient Label of the Future

The minds at Consumer Physics have made a device that gives you a full detailed rundown on what any object you scan is made of, down to a molecular level! Perfect for checking to make sure you know exactly what is in your food!

"Meet SCiO. It is the world's first affordable molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand. SCiO is a tiny spectrometer and allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of materials around you, sent directly to your smartphone."

SCiO is expected to ship by October 2016. It is $250 and available for pre-order here. A full description can be found here.

All data for the app is stored on CP's cloud and transferred back to you in real time. It is a growing cloud that learns from every scan made and will continue to improve over time. 

What can be done with it upon release?

"Out of the box, when you get your SCiO, you will be able to analyze food, plants, and medications.

For example, you can:

  • Get nutritional facts about different kinds of food: Dairy products, Fruits and vegetables. Other apps for drinks, meats, ripeness, salad dressing and more will be released on a regular basis as our database expands.
  • Know the well-being of popular plants.
  • Identify capsules containing medicine and nutritional supplements.
  • Help build the world's first database of matter.

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These are just a few of the starter applications that you can use upon receiving your SCiO. After SCiO is released, new applications will be developed and released regularly.
The possibilities of SCiO applications are endless. For example in the future you can use SCiO to measure properties of cosmetics, clothes, flora, soil, jewels and precious stones, leather, rubber, oils, plastics, and even your pet!
Please Note - SCiO is not a medical device and should not be used to treat or prevent medical conditions such as allergies."

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We are excited to see how fast and how far technology is pushing the limits. Before the SCiO, similar machines would take up full rooms and need some serious knowledge to run. To see the same equipment now fit in the palm of your hand is astounding! We may not be able to cough up $250 on a molecule scanner any time soon but we can definitely appreciate the SCiO and everyone who helped it become a reality! 

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