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FDA at Home

FDA at Home

Pearl Ho

http://turing.ace.uci.edu/~hop/FDAatHome/index.html
http://www.foodbioneers.com/

FDA (Food Diagnostic Activism) at Home is a technology for detecting the presence of pesticides in food. A custom software application repurposes an affordable desktop computing technology into a highly specified piece of lab equipment. A spectrophotometer can be found in nearly every biology and chemistry lab and is used to measure wavelengths of light of samples. This technology, which is normally completely inaccessible to a layperson, is necessary in order to test for chemicals in food.  The project includes three components: public testings, gallery demonstration, and website with free software, results database, and instructions to set up a food diagnostics lab.

Pearl Ho

Pearl Ho

Ho graduated from the University of Texas at Austin achieving a BS in electrical engineering.  Her interests are in biomedical… more...