Popular technology website, Gigaom, featured OurCrowd portfolio company Consumer Physics, which has developed the world’s first affordable molecular sensor – the Scio – that fits in the palm of your hand.
Designed and assembled in Israel by startup Consumer Physics, SCiO is an NIR spectrometer for consumers, set to roll out by summer 2015 for $249 per unit. NIR spectrometry detects the spectrum created from shining a light source at a given sample. That light spectrum—a so-called molecular signature—can be used to identify matter.
The SCiO can be pointed at a food item in order to notify a user of the calories as well as the protein, carbohydrate, and fat content. (SCiO can actually distinguish Pepsi from Coke.)
Read more on Gigaom here.