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Using Your New SCiO Scanner with DietSensor

The SCiO scanner, developed by Consumer Physics, is an innovative tool that uses infrared spectroscopy to determine the chemical makeup of food and drink.

How does it work?  To explain – each type of molecule in a food vibrates in its own way, and these vibrations interact with light to create a unique, optical signature.  The SCiO scanner analyzes the content of food based on how its molecules interact with light.  Spectrometer technology can now be integrated in small and portable devices.

The steps below will help you use your new SCiO and get it connected the DietSensor App:

  1. Power on the SCiO by pressing and holding the button.
  2. When the SCiO is powered up, a flash will indicate that the devise is ready to be connected.
  3. Turn on the DietSensor application and activate the Bluetooth.
  4. For the first connection, click on the icon at the right of your screen and choose the nearest SCiO.
  5. Start the calibration process by clicking on the SCiO (no new calibration will be required unless you uninstall the app or switch to another SCiO).
  6. You need an Ultimate Plan to be able to use the SCiO. After purchase, you will have to create a Consumer Physics (CP) account (use the sign up blue button on the CP login screen).
  7. In the meal screen, select the SCiO icon and follow the steps.
  8. To scan a food item, point the SCiO about a ½ inch from the food without moving.
  9. Firmly press the button of the SCiO and release it.
  10. Wait for two flashes before moving.

For best results use the scanner in a very bright environment.  This will prevent the SCiO from interacting  with other infrared waves and gives more accurate results.  The food must be homogeneous.


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced!  

DietSensor that Targets Diabetes and Obesity Launches in Android

DietSensor is now available for Android 5 and 6 in 19 countries: Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA. The first version of Android gives free access to the Basic Plan plus SCiO for a limited period of time. When it expires, the users will be prompted to download the latest version and subscribe to the Ultimate Plan or the Premium Plan at a reduced price to be able to use SCiO. Don’t wait too long to order your SCiO, our inventory will decrease quickly.

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It is to be noted that the iOS accounts cannot be opened in the Android version of DietSensor. iOS users willing to shift to Android must create another account using a different email. Both versions contain the same features. The product will be demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 at Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be held from 5th to 8th January. Stay tuned for fresh news!

20-Year Study Shows Staying Fit Keeps Diabetes Risk Low

Exercise is often recommended to diabetes patients looking to improve their blood sugar, insulin sensitivity, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels. Some doctors even call it a prescription for diabetes management. Although experts have agreed that physical activity is beneficial for controlling diabetes, research has not been so definitive when it came to preventing the condition. Until now.

Read the full article at: www.medicaldaily.com

Exercise, especially high-intensity interval training, can help ward off the development of both diabetes and pre-diabetes. According to the study, not only did the high-intensity workout the cholesterol levels, blood sugar, and weight of Type 2 diabetes patients, it also improved their cardiovascular health. The next important thing is our diet. DietSensor, the scanner-and-app combo, introduced at CES 2016, aims to make healthy eating easier. Once you’ve scanned your food, the SCiO scanner will transmit the dietary information to the app via bluetooth. Your screen will then show the food’s breakdown and the app will add this to your specialized diet tracker, offering advice to ensure you stay healthy and don’t exceed any set limits. It’s ideal for anyone who needs really in-depth information about whatever they put into their bodies, whether their motivations are purely ‘I need help sticking to this diet’ or ‘this will genuinely save me the time and effort I spend weighing and checking to make sure I stay healthy.’ Whether you’re trying to lose weight or put on muscle, the app helps determine the best things to eat to meet your goals. The DietSensor scanner is available to pre-order and you can pay on delivery! For more updates on the DietSensor, join our list dietsensor.com/wait-list/.

Diabetes and kidney disease may increase African-Americans’ cardiovascular-related risks

Diabetes and kidney disease, separately and together, were linked with increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular mortality in African-Americans living in Mississippi.

Read the full article at: www.eurekalert.org

The purpose of this study was to find how much diabetes and kidney disease, which are both very common among African Americans, contribute to the excess burden of cardiovascular disease and death in this population subgroup. This is an important question because in order to reduce the excess burden of cardiovascular disease and death, it is important to identify the factors that contribute to them. Both of these illness can be difficult to manager alone, but can create even more stress when you have to manage both. Diet becomes even more important for patients with both conditions. You need to pay more attention to the amount of carbohydrates (sugars) that you eat. Putting together a meal plan that meets the needs of both dialysis and diabetes my seem difficult. That’s why DietSensor is here to help you! At DietSensor, we want you to fight your fear with knowledge and have made it so easy for you so that you may have a better standard of living. DietSensor, pioneer in automatic nutrient tracking – DietSensor brings a new level of simplicity and accuracy to diet trackers for people overweight or with food-related chronicle diseases. It analyses the food with a click of a button using a micro scale and SCiO, the first molecular sensor that fits in a hand. And as for dining out which is a challenge for anyone, even the most disciplined portion-controller, won’t be a burden as you will be able to bring your DietSensor with you, which fits in your pocket !

So what do you think? Can we change the situation in a better way? What are your biggest barriers to healthy eating and diabetes control? Please share your thoughts or tweet them to @DietSensor or visit our Facebook page !

Personal sensors: market could be worth $300 million by 2017 – CNN.com

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.

Read the full article at: edition.cnn.com

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