Now Track Your Calorie Intake With This Sensor-Based Tooth
Students at Tufts University's engineering school has created a product which shall be to sense the calories consumed and transmit it to an app.
The sensor could easily detect the amount of sugar, salt, and alcohol in your diet
- Sensor-based device can detect the number of calorie intake per serving
- The sensors middle layer detects chemicals and nutrients in food
- The sensor could easily detect the amount of sugar, salt, and alcohol
Are you tired of practicing multiple kinds of dieting including crash dieting, liquid diet, and water therapies to reduce some extra kilos off your belly, here is a new sensor-based device which you could wear on your tooth and it shall detect the number of calorie intake per serving. A group of students at Tufts University's engineering school has created a product which shall be to sense the calories consumed and wirelessly transmit the data to a smartphone application, as per media reports.
As per a paper published in the journal Advanced Materials, the sensor will be made up of a porous silk film or a hydrogel that responds to changes in pH or temperature.
The sensor's middle layer detects chemicals and nutrients, reacting to different inputs with a shift in its electrical properties further sending radio frequency waves to the app.
The sensor could easily detect the amount of sugar, salt, and alcohol.
After planning a diet chart for a user the sensor would then help in deciding the quantities of the food serving.
The sensor adds up to the multiple fitness wearables like Fitbit which would count the number of footsteps you took the per day calorie intake.
Such applications are slowly altering the attitude of the people towards adopting preventive than curing attitude in terms of health problems.
DoctorNDTV is the one stop site for all your health needs providing the most credible health information, health news and tips with expert advice on healthy living, diet plans, informative videos etc. You can get the most relevant and accurate info you need about health problems like diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, weight loss and many other lifestyle diseases. We have a panel of over 350 experts who help us develop content by giving their valuable inputs and bringing to us the latest in the world of healthcare.