Quantified smells: This gadget tracks farts

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Place this gadget near your external emissions port, and let fly. Photo: Kickstarter
Place this gadget near your external emissions port, and let fly. Photo: Kickstarter

The future is here, folks, with a little gadgety box called a CH4 that you place near your rear end to measure the amount of gaseous emissions from your nether regions.

Pair that with an app on your iPhone that tracks the foods you eat and compares that with the amount you fart, and you’ve got one handy device for your office, car, or dorm room.

Now all it needs is to deliver a little electric shock each time you fart, and this thing would be perfect.

Track your intake and output to gather intel on your butt. Photo: Kickstarter.
Track your intake and output to gather intel on your butt. Photo: Kickstarter.

Strap the CH4 to your belt in the back, or slide it into your back pocket and it will measure how often you fart. The developers point out that the average person passes gas on an average of 13 times a day (we have not fact-checked this), and that what we eat plays a big role in how much and how often we emit.

“It’s difficult to know what type of food causes us gases because everyone digests food differently,” says the team on its Kickstarter page. “With a device that tracks your gases and correlates with your food choices, you can now get the whole picture.”

You track the food you eat in the iPhone app, and while you can be as specific or as general as you like about what you put in your gut (broccoli vs salad, for example), it’s probably best to be as clear as you can so that you’ll know which specific food ingredients are making you toot.

I’m all for reducing personal air pollution, but it sure would be cool if the iPhone app could talk to the calorie tracking app I’m already using.

The project isn’t very close to getting funded with only five days to go, but it’s a fascinating idea that you just might see making its way into products in the future.

Source: Kickstarter
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