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Spectrometer To Detect Gluten Possible Future Product - Tellspec

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#1 GFinDC

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:14 PM

Ok, this product is not currently available.  They claim it is going to be handheld spectrometer capable of identifying allergens, including gluten, in foods.  They are still raising funds to build them.  I am not suggesting anyone fund the device or recommending it.  Might work, might not.  But the idea is interesting and it might be worth checking on it over time to see how it progresses.  The idea of pointing a little gizmo at anything and identifying the presence of gluten is kinda cool.  Can you say tricorder Spock?  This gizmo is not ready for prime time and is not proven yet IMHO.  But heck, the phase cannons on the original Enterprise didn't work right out of the gate either.  So maybe someday..

 

 

Smaller Than Your Phone, This Device Could Keep You Healthy

http://mashable.com/...om-fb-main-link

 

TellSpec: What's in your food?

A revolutionary hand-held device that tells you the allergens, chemicals, nutrients, calories, and ingredients in your food.

http://www.indiegogo...-s-in-your-food


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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:38 PM

Would be great if it works!
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 03:23 AM

that would be pretty cool!  I think instead of saying "smaller than your phone" it should just be made into a phone app :)


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:56 AM

I can see all of us going restaurants and whipping out our secret decoders.  I can dig it. :D

 

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 02:12 PM

Has anyone seen/heard of this? It is set to be released sometime in August of 2014. If it works, sign me up!!

 

http://mashable.com/...3ByOGxyZ3k3ciJ9


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 04:18 PM

I am not sure what value this "device" could be for me. Honestly.Maybe I am not getting it? :lol:


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 05:48 PM

IrishHeart, I don't know either. But I think the technology is amazing. The article said they may have devices for different conditions. As I get more and more used to identifying gluten in my foods, I'm sure I wouldn't need it as much. But right now it would be a godsend!!

 

Besides, it looks like a cool little gadget. Could be a fun way to break the ice when talking about Celiac. :-)


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Posted 27 November 2013 - 06:01 PM

I can see all of us going restaurants and whipping out our secret decoders.  I can dig it. :D

 

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Ha Ha!  Now if they can just add a function to phaser away the offending food when detected!


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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:14 PM

I'm really confused as to how this works. How on earth can it identify the chemical makeup of foods by being pointed at it? I doubt it would be any good for detecting trace amounts of gluten and CC.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 01:38 AM

Replies have been merged from a Topic called "New Technology For Celiacs" started by Tonalynn.  The merge puts all the replies by date so the thread may seem convoluted.

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 05:26 AM

t. Could be a fun way to break the ice when talking about Celiac. :-)

 

lol

I know someone with a tee shirt that says "ask me about my celiac"

but that may be too "over the top"??.

 

But....you're right...at least the gizmo has james bond-ish appeal.


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:43 AM

Replies have been merged from a Topic called "New Technology For Celiacs" started by Tonalynn.  The merge puts all the replies by date so the thread may seem convoluted.

 

Colleen

 

I could not find that thread this morning. Kept saying error! error!

Made me wonder about my brain for a sec.

 

 

geesh, shouldn't  mess with us older peeps that way. :lol:


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:51 AM

Sorry.  You know I loves ya.   gfindc won the draw cuz he posted the first thread :)


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Posted 28 November 2013 - 07:59 AM

Sorry.  You know I loves ya.   gfindc won the draw cuz he posted the first thread :)

 

 

as it should be, of course...

 

we loves the GEE FREE man in a Bubble.

 

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Posted 28 November 2013 - 08:56 AM

Something like that would be really useful for those of us who have intolerances that are not "the big 8". When something doesn't have to be listed on the label if it was "used in processing", but it still leaves enough residue for us to react to, it could be a Godsend. (Of course I'm thinking about corn and my recent reaction to that vitamin C.)

 

Happy Thanksgiving Irish, and everyone else too. I was planning on putting up the tree here at the shop today, but I just don't feel like it! I hung the wreath in the door and I'm going to call it good. (Lazy??!!! ME??) I'm going to go home and spend the day with the cat and a good book. :)


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