TellSpec Partners With Texas Instraments On Consumer Food Scanner

TellSpec Inc., developer of the world’s first consumer food scanner, announced yesterday that they have integrated a Texas Instruments DLP device into the TellSpec food scanner. The TellSpec scanner will identify calories, macronutrients, ingredients, allergens and chemicals in food and beverages, and inform consumers about the relationship between food composition, consumption and health.

The first TellSpec food scanners are expected to be delivered to beta food testers and developers in the second quarter of 2014.

“Thanks to a new era of open information, today’s consumers are no longer passive; they are empowered to be more informed about what they’re eating and the choices they’re making," said Isabel Hoffmann, CEO of TellSpec. “Food technology companies can now provide access to promising new threads of knowledge for consumers – and TellSpec is leading the movement when it comes to food ingredients and safety.”

TellSpec brings together spectroscopy and a unique mathematical algorithm in a revolutionary system that allows consumers to check what’s in their food as easily as they check their email. The updated model of the TellSpec food scanner will no longer use lasers and instead will implement TI’s DLP technology, which can support one million programmable micromirrors and a broadband lamp. Thanks to the collaboration with Texas Instruments, TellSpec’s biotechnological innovation and the expansion of TI's award-winning MEMS technology are helping transform consumer access to information.

"TellSpec is taking advantage of DLP technology’s capabilities in exciting new ways, by applying the DLP device to an advanced consumer food and health solution," said Mariquita Gordon, Manager of DLP Embedded Products at TI.

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