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Adafruit Feather Based Allergy Tester

Thanks to @mnelsoneorm on discord for pointing out this news story about a prototype portable food allergy tester that is using an Adafruit Feather and the OLED FeatherWing.

UPDATE: Thanks to Richard Blue for providing this closer-to-the-source info:

Center for Systems Biology at Mass General Hospital (lab where work is being done):
https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/highlights/ieat

Geeky tech details:
https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/data/publications/17864/28792732.pdf

A better news video:
http://cbsloc.al/2hOp1hi

Looks like samples are placed on a sensor:

and results are shown using an icon:

Data is also transmitted over bluetooth for displaying in an app running on a smart phone.


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1 Comment

  1. FYI — typical of local TV news, the CBS LA news show edited out the name of the doctor. Took a little digging to work out who created this. You might want to update the blog entry with some of this

    Center for Systems Biology at Mass General Hospital
    https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/highlights/ieat

    Really interesting and impressive:
    https://csb.mgh.harvard.edu/data/publications/17864/28792732.pdf

    You might want to change your link to this one from the Boston CBS station that has the name of the scientist at Mass General in the video..
    http://boston.cbslocal.com/video/3758218-food-allergy-detection-device-could-remove-danger-of-dining-out/

    Kudos to Adafruit as always – great blog and wonderful products that enable this kind of innovation.

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