Gas pains: We’ve all been there. Sometimes, the unpleasant sounds, smells, and aches that go with it are almost impossible to track, but now there’s an app for that. FoodMarble’s AIRE digestive tracker is a smart device that connects to an app on your phone and helps you to track down the foods that are causing you gas.
In a doctor’s office, allergies or digestive issues are tested by measuring hydrogen levels. When your body has a bad reaction to something like lactose, fructose, or gluten, your hydrogen levels spike. So doctors ask you to eat food, blow into a paper bag, and then they inject the air into a machine that analyzes your results.
According to Engadget, that time is cut down significantly with the AIRE tracker. You blow into a small credit card-sized device like a breathalyzer, and the results instantly appear after consuming one of the powdery mixtures that come with the device. Then, after several hours of repeated breath tests, you will have the results and a better idea of which foods your body reacts poorly to.