Allergies can be a diners' worst nightmare. Between unknown sauces and secret ingredients, diners with an allergy have to be extra cautious. 6Sensor Labs' is looking to change that with their product Nima, the latest to enter the food sensing space.
Nima is a portable gluten detector. How it works: A sample of food or drink is dropped into a disposable cartridge that is then inserted into the device, and in about two minutes you get a result.
A frown or smiley face light up along the side of the device to indicate if the meal is safe to eat. It pairs with an iOS app via Bluetooth, uploading test results and allowing users to search for more information about restaurants where food may have already been tested.
For the gluten intolerant this device could be a game changer. Its estimated there are about 18 million Americans with a gluten intolerant or full blown Celiac disease.
CEO Shireen Yates is sensitive to gluten herself.