Peres is a small handheld sniffer that samples the air around the meat. It measures the levels of organic compounds and ammonia along with the temperature and humidity of the surroundings. This data is then transmitted to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth so that it can be analyzed. After analyzing the data, an app tells you if the food is fresh, safe to be eaten straight away or should be thrown away.
So after this device and the app you can say good bye to bad meat! You can also share on the social networks too but what purpose will it serve. But i’m sure it will be a big hit on Instagram!
The device was developed by researchers at the Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania and can measure the freshness of beef, pork, poultry and fish. Peres is quite versatile as it does not require participation from the distributors of the meat, meaning it can be used on the meat from your local butcher or from the supermarket and give you equally accurate results. Although, it will be hard to convince the butcher to let you sniff around his supply of meat with your Peres.
Peres has an Indiegogo campaign that seems to be faring quite well. With a month still left in the campaign the product has achieved more than half the target funding. The entry level contribution that will get you a Peres at the moment is $120, and this means you will be able to get one of the first products off the line when they start shipping this fall. Till then you have to do the manual hard labor of sniffing old fashioned way.