Israel has developed a pocket infrared spectrum th

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Israel has developed a pocket infrared spectrometer that can detect the composition of objects

recently, an Israeli inventor launched a pocket infrared spectrometer called SCIO, which can be used to scan the objects around to deconstruct the chemical components. It can not only test the composition of food, but also detect whether plants need watering and what drugs the labels are. It can even be used to test gold Rubber, leather, etc. At the same time, it will quickly feed back real-time information to intelligence. In the future, it may greatly change the way people shop and improve the quality of healthy life

nowadays, many fakes and counterfeits are flooding our lives, which makes consumers unbearable. However, there is no effective way to identify them one by one to eliminate the fake and preserve the true. If you have a pocket detector in your hand, like a magic wand of Harry Potter, use it to help customers who love gold identify the purity of gold; Check whether the cosmetics contain heavy metals for ladies who love beauty; It is great to verify the content of precious traditional Chinese medicine ingredients in health care products purchased by the elderly at a high price, as if the world of fish and Dragons suddenly becomes transparent and clear

now, this whim has been realized by an Israeli inventor. He recently launched a pocket infrared spectrometer called SCIO, which can be used to scan the objects around you to deconstruct the chemical components. It can not only test the food components, but also detect whether plants need watering and what the drugs with labels removed are. It can even be used to test the components of gold, rubber and leather. At the same time, it will quickly feed back real-time information to intelligence. In the future, it may greatly change the way people shop and improve the quality of healthy life

next generation "Google search"

the inventor of the pocket scanner is droll Sharon, one of the founders and CEO of the Tel Aviv consumer physics team. The engineer with an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of technology described SCIO as the next generation of "Google search"

he found that the current information search process is cumbersome. Users must think about a concept or problem, find out relevant keywords and type them into the search engine to get some useful results. SCIO, on the other hand, means the Latin verb "know"

this infrared spectrometer is only the size of a thumb and looks like a USB flash disk. It is very convenient to use. The user does not need to be in the laboratory, let alone know what the object is. Just point its flashing infrared light at the object surface and scan it directly. For example, you can obtain the nutrients of different kinds of food, including cheese, fruit, vegetables, seasoning sauce, salad dressing, edible oil, etc, It can export their nutrients (such as calories, fat, carbohydrates and protein), quality, maturity and damage. In addition, the device can also understand the growth status of potted plants, analyze their water content, and remind users whether it is time to water

the features of gadgets seem to bring more fun in changing your life. The development team said that in the future, SCIO will have unlimited possibilities, and its final application may have life-saving uses, including analyzing soil or hydroponic solutions by repeatedly comparing databases, identifying contaminated food, identifying drugs in real time, verifying the formula: △ F - frequency resolution (Hz) or supplements to determine whether they are forged, and also supporting the detection of jewelry, leather, rubber, oil and plastics, Even components of human tissues or body fluids

each use can enrich the database

"I think SCIO will change the world in many ways in the future." Sharon stressed. He said, "the ability of the device to detect chemical substances in the future is very beneficial to areas such as health and safety. Although it is a small thing, the huge changes it brings are just beginning."

at present, the items that SCIO can inspect mainly focus on food, plants and drugs, and the only commercially available applications are food, drugs and gardening. What Sharon envisions is a database that will collect a large amount of information, so that users can timely analyze the situation of the objects around them. With the opening of the third-party development interface, the types of materials to be analyzed can be expanded to the greatest extent. The ideal state in the future is that SCIO can further improve the water holding capacity and mechanical strength to analyze "anything"

its working principle is to emit infrared active material molecules, determine the material composition through the reflected light of the molecules, then match the information, continuously expand the data into the database, and then transfer more data to the cloud app through IOS or Android intelligence. The relevant information of the item will be sent to the user in a few seconds and displayed on the screen

Sharon said: "we hope to find the most intrinsically linked application in the world. This means that every time a user uses it, he uploads the spectral marks of any material on the earth to the SCIO database to help collect a large amount of information, which will benefit more people in the future."

Professor Sanford, an expert in chemistry and spectroscopy at the Hebrew University of Israel, pointed out: "in recent decades, the ever-changing technology has made products more and more miniaturized. Obviously, SCIO represents a new level. It can be said to be the first pocket sensor that consumers can buy in the world. It will enhance people's understanding of the material world around them and bring about a huge and profound impact."

unconventional development plan

at present, the biggest problem SCIO faces is whether the measurement results are accurate. Since it will not be available until December this year, no users have verified its accuracy, but this factor is the key to the success of this product

for this problem, Sharon explained that the ability of this gadget is limited by its relatively small database size. According to a recent report by the physicists' organization, Sharon has raised more than US $2 million from KickStarter, a fund-raising station with more than 11000 supporters. It is expected that by the end of this year, these thousands of investors will hold SCIO, which will help him establish the so-called "world's largest material database", which can be stored and shared among users. In addition, hundreds of new supporters will be recruited as developers to adjust and experiment with SCIO's software

Sharon said: "although both can meet the GB 3960 (1) 983 standard, it is obvious that raising 2million US dollars is quite good, but it means more to build a community and let more people participate in creation than actual funds." He predicted that sometime next year, the gadget would "enter" the consumer market at a price of $299

Yossi VALDI, one of the most successful high-tech investors in Israel, commented: "the development plan in non-traditional ways will be one of the greatest advantages of SCIO instruments. This is an open innovation community. Its success lies in the ability to recruit the largest number of developers, so it will have a huge 'global brain' with rich ideas."


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