Personal sensors could also have an impact on the user’s health and safety and beyond. The Scio sensor from Consumer Physics — already on the market — provides a nutritional breakdown for food and drugs. The Atmotube is one of several new personal sensors in a fast-moving and diverse field. The Airbot from Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab will go on sale next year, together with the Waterbot for testing water quality.
Avimanyu Basu, senior research analyst at Frost & Sullivan, believes the personal sensor market has great potential, estimating it could be worth $300 million by 2017.
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DietSensor is one of the first companies creating a usage of Personal Sensors: those devices able to measure our environment. Thanks to SCiO, the first handheld spectrometer, DietSensor brings to everyone the power to use a technology that has been used for decades in the industry: spectroscopy. Equipped with a sensor and the DietSensor app, the early adopters will be able to monitor the quality and quantity of their food intake. See www.dietsensor.com