Now, IPhone App to Screen Food Allergies

by Rajshri on  April 5, 2010 at 8:44 PM News on IT in Healthcare   - G J E 4
 Now, IPhone App to Screen Food Allergies
A new iPhone application created by the non-profit organization, Deakin University (DU), is all that you need to ascertain whether you are allergic to a specific food product.

The application, created in collaboration with food major Nestle, scans the barcode for each product including various allergens such as wheat, egg, peanuts and shellfish onto their iPhones and can be used to identify whether the product contains ingredients to which a consumer is allergic.

Caroline Chan who is a DU associate professor, said that the application is not only useful in identifying the ingredients of a product, it can also be used to find out the nutrient information and environmental related information of the product.

"We wanted to really harness all this information on the bar-coding system and team it up with detailed product information provided by Nestle to give consumers a tool that had the potential to improve their health and raise public awareness", Chan added.

Source: Medindia

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