There will soon be an electronic device in the market that is going to tell buyers if the food and beverages they're buying are nutritious enough and worth spending money on.
The product in question is the TellSpec scanner, which its makers have now fitted with a Texas Instruments DLP device. The modified machine first scans the food and beverages presented in front of it and then provide buyer information about its nutrient value, how much of it should be consumed and what kind of impact would it have on the consumer's health.
"Thanks to a new era of open information, today’s consumers are no longer passive; they are empowered to be more informed about what they’re eating and the choices they’re making,” said TellSpec chief exec Isabel Hoffman. “Food technology companies can now provide access to promising new threads of knowledge for consumers – and TellSpec is leading the movement when it comes to food ingredients and safety."
The new scanner is scheduled to be delivered for beta testing in the next few months, after which it will be made available for commercial usage. Once that happens, it will be super easy and super quick for shoppers to check out whether or not the stuff they plan on putting into their mouths would be good for their health.
Basically, the scanner collects and then relays information about food to the user's smartphone, where comparisons between the product's contents and the user's health are made. TellSpec's app then advises the consumer accordingly.
While some find the idea interesting, others believe such food scanners could end up making people extremely depressed due to the high contamination levels most food products have these days.
Check out a demo of TellSpec's food scanner in the video down below: