Harvard Medical School's 'iEat' Knows If Your Meal Contains Peanuts

 - Sep 8, 2017
References: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov & newatlas
Not knowing the ingredients in a meal could have life threatening consequences for those with severe allergies, which is why scientists from Harvard Medical School developed a portable allergen detector, known as 'iEat.'

The affordable detector, which only costs a reported $40 to build, contains three parts: the handheld device that detects the allergens, a small electronic analysis key, and an accompanied smartphone app that relays the information back to the user in a comprehensible manner. In its current state of development, the iEat can detect a vast range of allergens, including hazelnuts, wheat, milk, eggs, and peanuts in less than 10 minutes.

This portable allergen detector would enable individuals to enjoy restaurant meals, while eliminating the risk of eating food from a plate that contains hidden allergens.