According to Sundvor, Nima can test virtually any food and deliver 99.5% accuracy, thanks to its pinpoint use of enzymes and antibodies that can zero in on the presence of gluten.
The main downside of the device is its inability to determine whether an entire meal is gluten free in just once test. In order to achieve that result, the user would have to individually test every component of a meal. Though it may be time-consuming, anyone with celiac will tell you that it’s probably worth the effort.
Starter units, which include the sensor and three capsules, currently retail for $199, while 12 refill capsules sell for $48 on a subscription basis.
“This is going to have a really big impact on people,” Sundvor said. “It will bring more transparency to food in general and help people with their dietary issues.”
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