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Tiny device detects if water is safe to drink

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A portable device analyses the electric field around the water it is submerged in to detect if it is safe to consume.

With many countries struggling for access to clean water, Lishtot’s TestDrop Pro could be the answer with portable detection. The tiny device, which resembles a keyring, helps test water it is drunk. In just a few seconds, a user can know if the device finds contaminants like lead, E. coli, and pesticides. Lishtot technology uses electric fields to determine what high-quality water looks like. Contaminants, including bacteria, organics, heavy metals, pesticides, and toxins create distortions that are intercepted by its sensors.

The technology is incredibly sensitive to anything that isn’t supposed to be in water, including soap or saliva. At the same time, Lishtot technology does not get disrupted by the presence of elements like soil, or compounds that are supposed to be in clean water, such as salt or magnesium. Lishtot products are inexpensive and affordable, offering enhanced testing capabilities for a fraction of the cost of other machines.  The device is Bluetooth enabled, so the data can be transferred to the accompanying app to submit to the creators’ Global Water Map and track test history and upload video, pictures and comments.

Such innovations are helping those in third world countries to lead a safer, more informed life, with creations such as phone credit being exchanged for health insurance in low income communities, and solar powered MP3 players that help women in such areas get an education. How could your business help those in need?




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