Researchers at the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), the world’s largest missile manufacturer, have developed a device to measure the level of freshness of the food, the official Chinese press agency, China Daily, reported today.
CASIC engineer developed a wireless device to measure the freshness of the food
Chinese aerospace engineers have the idea to create a device to measure the freshness of the food and successfully developed such a device which, apparently, has a very high success rate.
The “freshness detector”, as it is called by the designers themselves, is a mobile electronic device that measures the condition of meat, fish, and food, in general, in order to determine whether it can be safely purchased and cooked, using a sensor previously used in aerospace technology.
This so-called “freshness detector”, a wireless device connected via Bluetooth to the mobile devices, detects the presence of ammonia and other organic components to determine the bacteriological activity within the food.
Once the result has been obtained, the device sends the results to the mobile device it is connected to, which determines if the food is safe to cook and eat.
The “freshness detector” has a success rate of up to 100 percent
Niu Ye, one of the engineers in charge of the product’s development, stated that this device can be used with any type of meat, including pork, chicken or even fish, with a success rate of up to 100 percent, making it a unique asset in this field.
The product could be especially useful for consumers in unlicensed businesses which are very common in rural areas of the Asian country but also by anyone who’d like to be sure he/she always eats fresh food.
This is one of the first devices of its kind developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) engineers, who aim to mass-produce the “freshness detector” in the Chinese domestic market.