Coming soon: Star Trek style scanners for food?

When the product ships to consumers this fall, it will include apps to help users identify the composition of food, medication, and plants.

The food app delivers macro nutrient values (calories, fats, carbohydrates, and proteins), produce quality, ripeness, and spoilage analysis for various foods, including cheeses, fruits, vegetables, sauces, salad dressings, cooking oils, and more.

SCiO can also identify and authenticate medication in real-time by cross-checking a pill’s molecular makeup with a database of medications.