A B O U T
Food Marble is a small and portable breath test device that is able to keep track of one’s digestive system through breathing. The device measures the amount of hydrogen produced in each breath to determine how well a certain food has been digested by the person. The data is then sent to a phone application that is paired to this device to record down each intake and then provide food reports back to the user. Food Marble can also track the user’s sleep and stress levels through breath patterns.
What prompted me to research on this particular device was the fact that when people think of health devices, the main devices that are thought of are usually those that target heart rates, exercise patterns, sleep patterns and meditation. Not many people would think of a device that tracks digestive patterns and helps plan one’s eating routine. A common perception of digestive issues come from eating the wrong type of food or eating to quickly. But it actually goes down to the specifics of the type of components that one’s stomach cannot handle, which can be present in many types of food. This type of identification is impossible for a normal person to identify unless they have a nutritionist. Thus having this device that can track the types of components that your stomach is good and bad with is a much more convenient way of rearranging one’s eating patterns to ensure smoother digestion.
Video from Tech Insider testing the usage of the Food Marble
A D V A N T A G E S
- Small and portable
- Easy viewing of data on phone app (comprehensible to new users as well)
- Able to dissect the data into its specific food components through the FODMAP programme (i.e. Lactose, Fructose, Inulin and Sorbitol) for more accurate digestion tracking
- Extra benefits such as sleep and stress tracking make the cost more worth it for the user
D I S A D V A N T A G E S
- Since it requires physical interaction between the user and the device (through daily breath tests), the data received will be outdated if the user does not constantly do breath tests daily after meals.