The Allergy Amulet Can Be Used to Test for Allergens on the Go

By: Katherine Pendrill - Apr 14, 2016
References: allergyamulet & wareable
The 'Allergy Amulet' is a wearable device that can help consumers test for allergens on the go. For those who suffer from food allergies, eating out can be a nerve-wracking experience. This device provides a simple way to test for allergens in any dish and avoid potentially life-threatening ingredients.

The Allergy Amulet is an allergen-detecting device developed by Dr. Joseph BelBruno and Yale graduate Abigail Barnes. The device is disguised as a stylish necklace, making it easy for the wearer to keep the allergen detector on them at all times. To test for allergens hidden in their dish, users simply insert the device into their food. The technology is extremely sensitive and can detect allergen levels down to parts per trillion. As a result, users can avoid inadvertently ingesting food that could make them extremely sick.

While the product is still in the development stages, the Allergy Amulet will eventually give consumers a simple and portable solution for testing for eight common food allergens.