New Device That Reveals Calories by Shooting Lasers at Your Food

New Device That Reveals Calories by Shooting Lasers at Your Food

Mackenzie Thompson

by Mackenzie Thompson

Life Saver, AMC

posted on Mar 14, 2014, at 9:50 pm


IF YOU’VE EVER WONDERED JUST HOW MANY CALORIES are actually in your food, then you’re in luck! A new device called TellSpec was distributed when over 1,700 people donated to an online fundraiser. The creator claims the TellSpec can deduce what exactly is in your food, from gluten to mercury, by using lasers.

This is how the TellSpec, a kind of spectrometer, works. According to its creator, it “reads” the food by shooting a beam of light into your food analyzing the photons emitted from the molecules. A scanner then sorts the photons by wavelengths and then counts them to decipher the chemical compounds in the food. The results are then run through a complex algorithm that sends the important information to your phone. In addition to estimating the amount of calories in your food, it is said that the device will be able to reveal the chemical- make up as well as potential allergens in your food. Right now the device a prototype, but many people are already interested in getting one. The company has raised $380,000 on the Indiegogo fundraising website from interested users, surpassing their goal of $100,000. People who donated over than $150 will receive the device as soon as it’s manufactured later this year.

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Mackenzie is a lover of world travel, photography, design, style and Chinese cooking. She is passionate about working towards a purpose, recently graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Media and Marketing, and is currently residing in Manhattan.

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