In the UK over 20000 patients are admitted to hospital each year with allergic reactions (HSCIC 2014) this is costing the NHS over 68 million a year. Half of all deaths from food-induced anaphylaxis happen in restaurants.
The Portable Allergen Tester allows users to identify allergens within a meal on a microscopic level. This product will be portable as it’s intended to be an on the go practical solution used in restaurants. It will fit seamlessly into the user’s dining experience and aims to give the user more confidence whilst eating out. The product is a preventative medical measure by reducing the likelihood of an allergic reaction. The device currently tests for lactose and outputs the results electronically; future development will look into tests for other allergens.
“Nothing like this is currently available in the sector, and there is demand given the statistics behind those who have food allergies”
“Only in the testing stage currently but there is a clear future in this product to help those with allergies”
“Cheaper than most testing products making it affordable for everyone”