Scio pocket gadget will determine the caloric content of products


Most of the existing applications for calculating calories are quite complex and very inaccurate. Israeli engineers solved this problem by developing a pocket scanner SCIO, designed to determine the level of fats, carbohydrates and proteins in food.

The analyzer uses a beam of light that penetrates into the internal structure of the product by infrared spectroscopy to determine the level of substances contained in it or in the language of specialists – it analyzes the molecular “signature”. The received information via Bluetooth goes to the smartphone and then to the database where the “signature” of the product being checked is identified.


The end result is returned to the user Scio on the smartphone. To determine the exact number of calories, the user must determine the size of the portion of the food being scanned.

Spectrometry is widely used in various branches of science from the analysis of chemicals to determining the gas composition of stars. Usually they are bulky devices, and therefore the appearance of a portable spectrometer is an unconditional technical and scientific achievement.

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