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The Bosch X-Spect is a concept scanning device that can determine what material a piece of clothing is made from. It can also take readings of food items.

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The X-Spect can distinguish between two different kinds of materials, as well as their proportions.

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It can also tell you what exactly that stain is on your shirt.

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First it needs to take a reading on a clean portion of the garment.

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Then you take a reading of the stain. 

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Right now it can read four different kinds of stains. 

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Then you can send that information to a Bosch washing machine, which has preset instructions for cleaning that specific stain type. 

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The washer has preset for 16 different kinds of stains, and Bosch hopes to get the X-Spect to read that many eventually as well. 

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