Nima Peanut Sensor could help allergy sufferers, but don't get rid of your EpiPen
A company called NIMA announced Thursday that its NIMA peanut sensor will now begin to ship to new customers and people who pre-ordered the product.
The sensor costs $229.99.
If you want a starter kit with a sensor and 12 test capsules, that costs $289.99.
Here's how the [UNKNOWN] peanut sensor works.
You put a pea sized piece of food into a single use test capsule, **** on the top, put the capsule in the detector, and press the power button to start the test.
It can take as many as five minutes for the test results to come back.
If the sensor found peanut traces in the sample, The sensor shows a peanut found message.
If there's no peanut then a smiley face will appear.
And the sensor uses Bluetooth to connect to an app where you can keep track of your results and post reviews of restaurants and other packaged foods.
As with the first Nema sensor that detected gluten, I have concerns about whether a tiny sample from a real world environment [INAUDIBLE] Can accurately find a potentially harmful allergen.
But Nima's CEO says the Nima censors aren't meant to be the only tool you use when finding foods you can eat.
So you still need to keep your epipen on hand, and do your due diligence in assessing food.
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