|Point, Scan, and Know The Product Makeup with SCiO
By: Cindy Wendland
Crowd-funding sites are one of the highlights of the 21st century. They allow entrepreneurs to gauge the appeal of a product from people who financially put a stake in their opinion. SCiO is one of the latest innovations to get excited approval on Kickstarter.
We love to scan products. Grocery stores have self-checkouts and if there are only a few items in our cart, we head there. At mass merchandisers and department stores, self-scanners are available to price-check items before heading to the checkout. Apps encourage us to enter data about our food, our fitness, and a myriad of other topics. SCiO is exciting because it allows one to scan any product — food, medication, plants — and learn the identification and makeup of the product.
Practical uses are determining the ripeness of an avocado, the quality of your cooking oil, the quality of your soil, the authenticity of your medication, body dehydration, and more. SCiO is based on a tiny spectrometer and uses advanced algorithms to analyze the sample and deliver results in real-time back to your smartphone.
Applications are limitless for the use of this product. Something that excites us is checking our produce for pesticides and being able to know if we have quality product so we can eat better and stay healthy. Perhaps the best application hasn’t even been thought of yet! This is progress.
Cindy Wendland has a background in marketing and finance. She is the creative director for an online men's health magazine, BrainBrawnBody.com, and she gets to write their leisure/travel blog. She is also a web designer helping her clients with online community engagement, websitesbywendland.com. Prior to her web years, she worked in pharmacy consulting.
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