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INTRODUCING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES - CSER Task 1: Possibilities with Digital Technologies

Task: Option 2. Find an example of digital technology being used to solve a problem or an innovative digital technology. This could be a news article, a website, an image, a video or some other content. Share what you have found with a brief description in the community as to why you think this is interesting




The world's first pocket sized gluten sensor

Being coeliac, I think this little digital technology is a winner. This is so innovative and would save much angst and sickness for myself and my daughter. 

A sample is dropped into the device, and if there is any trace of gluten, a frowning face lights up; if not, then a smiley face. 

Something so small that fits into your bag, would give you the confidence to quickly analyse what you are eating when dining out. 

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