Food allergies impact over 10% of children aged 0-6, and gluten is a food allergy that is steadily increasing with conditions such as celiac disease. While many know about checking ingredient labels or utilizing smartphone apps to check for gluten, these methods do not always give the most promising results. Now those who suffer from gluten intolerance or celiac disease will have access to a triangular device that can scan their food items while looking for any detection of gluten traces.
- Experts in the EU, the United States, China and Japan have all noted an epidemic of food allergies and intolerances, including Celiac.
- Shireen Yates and Scott Sundvor met at MIT and developed the Nima sensor which can detect gluten in food.
- The Nima sensor solves the dilemma of how people with Celiac can avoid gluten when labels are often inaccurate and contamination can easily happen.
“”For people living with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, eating could be a torment.””