Israeli Mini-Scanner Tells What's In Food, Drink Or Pills, Tel Aviv University Study

An Israeli start-up has launched a pocket device which analyses instantly the composition of food, drink, medication or other objects.

Consumer Physics says its SCiO tool sends data on the chemical makeup of a substance to the user's smartphone, where a variety of applications will present the results.

It is "the first molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand," says Dror Sharon, co-founder of the firm based in Hod Hasharon, near Tel Aviv.

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