Developed by the Australian scientific research organization CSIRO, the Cybertongue is a unique piece of tech that could change the landscape of biosecurity and human health. While not designed to look like an actual tongue -- the device looks more like a metallic tissue box -- the Cybertongue utilizes biological sensors to detect the presence of various chemicals in food. The device can already detect the presence of lactose in milk samples, as well as spoilt milk, in close to real time.
CSIRO has also partnered with PPB Technology to use the Cybertongue to detect the presence of allergens in food and in the air. According to CSIRO researcher Dr. Alisha Anderson, "the unique way we have built the technology means we can develop sensors that detect a wide range of substances including toxins, allergens, and enzymes."
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