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Tooth-Mounted Sensor Offers New Method to Track Diet

From Healthcare Analytics News:

Scientists at Tufts University have developed a tooth-mounted sensor that can automatically track a person’s glucose, salt, and alcohol intake as they are consumed, according to a new study…

The sensor measures just 2 millimeters by 2 millimeters, but it’s capable of both identifying nutrients and sending intake information wirelessly to a device, such as a smartphone.

Source: Tooth-Mounted Sensor Offers New Method to Track Diet | Healthcare Analytics News

I love this…but.

This amazing sensor is a member of the Internet of Things. Wonderful potential but scary security risks. See the previous post.

If you read the linked article it implies the sensor will be used to monitor people’s food intake to be sure they are eating the “right” things. Or in other words spy on what you eat. Is this a good thing? Maybe knowing someone else will see what you are eating will instill some level of accountability. On the other hand it does have an aura of “Big Brother” about it.