The recent times taught us the unforgettable lesson of life and that’s health. Health is richness, health is beyond the price and a healthy body is a divine temple of power and positivity. What we eat pivotally plays a role in keeping our body healthful and fit. Occasional fast-food diets are absolutely fine. Whereas, occasional rotten dinners, breakfasts or lunches are brutally inexcusable.

How to keep clean of what we eat? The answer is happily lying in your refrigerators right now. Yes, it’s the growing microbes on rotten vegetables and fruits inside the fridge.

Technology – a labour of love

In the first place, most people least care about their refrigerators and tend to blame their restless hectic lives. And is there any suitable solution? Well, yes.

Our busy lives are unknowingly becoming slaves of our phones. And that’s how the scintillating Computer Science and Engineering students of Lovely Professional University thought to help us out. They designed and built a smart device called Food Pi. This innovation alarms us about the rotting items in the fridge through timely notifications. Food Pi functions through a mobile app that is now available for both Android and IOS gadgets.

Food Pi – The guardian of good food

Technology - a labour of love

The device was tactfully developed using multiple sensors to detect the decaying items in the fridge. Sensors like volatile organic compound (VOC), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Ammonia sensor and temperature and humidity monitor. Some of these sensors are not quite easily available in India and the team had to patiently search for them. Soon after the commencement of the idea in October 2015, with the help of their professor Mr Harshpreet Singh they successfully finished the product in May 2016.

Dedication and passion-driven success

There can be many products in the fridge, reading each and every item’s quality and duly notifying the owner might sound simple but practically very tough. Technically the product is all about Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. These students were yet to learn those subjects when they began working. They stunned everyone through extensive research and self-study. After a prevailing success, there is no stopping, they say it’s time to strive for more improvements. The team is currently waiting for patent approval to hit the markets possibly in the next 3 years.

The true vision of Think Big

Tanmay Baranwal, Ajitesh Dixit, Nitika Rajput, and Chandrasen are proud alumni of LPU. Appreciably they are working to avail the product at an affordable price for everyone. Developing a custom-built processor would cost the device for INR 5000 – 7000 which is way too cheaper than a prototype with pre-developed processors which would cost around INR 23,000.

Apparently, the device can detect food items like dairy products and vegetables. Soon the device will be able to monitor the quality of all types of edible items including processed foods.