WHAT IT IS?
You know that situation when you are not sure if you can eat something because of your allergy? With the Allergy Amulet, that’s something from the past. The Allergy Amulet is a fast and portable food allergen and ingredient sensor that allows people with a food allergy to eat without fear. The technology of this amulet is a technology that has been used for detecting nicotine and marijuana.
How it works: the amulet has a reader and a food sampler. To test your food, you have to place a sample of your meal in the sampler and then you can grind it. After this you connect the sampler to the amulet, after which you will receive an alert in the App whether your allergy has been found within a few seconds.
WHY IT´S COOL?
- You can carry the amulet with you as a jewelry because it is offered as a bracelet, necklace or keychain. In addition, you can choose between different colors, so the amulet suits you completely and you can wear it with pleasure.
- The amulet can test at least 8 top most common food allergens in the food samples, which can make it a valuable product for many people.
WHY IT HAS FUTURE GROWTH POTENTIAL?
In the past 25 years, the number of allergies in Western society has doubled and this is will likely continue to increase according to Wageningen University. However, people are increasingly going out to eat or have food delivered at home, which entails a risk that there is accidentally an allergen in your food. This allows the Allergy Amulet to become an important tool in society.
Will this amulet make sure you never have to worry about what you eat anymore? Of course not. The amulet only measures the allergens in the sample, so there is a possibility that traces of the allergen are still hidden in another part of your dish. You are still responsible for what you eat, the amulet only ensures that you can eat more relaxed.