SCiO is based on the proven near-IR spectroscopy method. The physical basis for this material analysis method is that each type of molecule vibrates in its own unique way, and these vibrations interact with light to create a unique optical signature.
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A good article with a video from SCiO’s maker. It will give you enough to understand the basics of the technology used by DietSensor and why it works on homogeneous foods.
Our job at DietSensor is to build the first SCiO database, gathering the molecular fingerprints of foods and beverages as we eat them: meaning cooked! This will be a revolution in food logging but it isn’t enough to make a good nutrition app for people who need or want to control their food intake daily. And here, we are talking about people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease or anyone trying to eat heathy everyday. That’s why DietSensor will add value with its coaching feature. Designed in collaboration with doctors and nutrionists, the application will provides both health and therapeutic support and education referring to validated principles of the profession.