February 18, 2016 | Consumer Physics, the Israeli startup developing the SCiO hand-held spectrometer, announced today its partnership with US-based Analog Devices (ADI) to develop a sensor-to-cloud platform, so that users will be able to identify quickly and accurately the chemical composition of materials. The two companies plan to embed the material sensor into smartphones, wearables, industrial, and medical applications, and use cloud storage and machine learning algorithms to deliver information about the analyzed sample back to the user in real time. “We are excited to work together with ADI to embed the SCiO technology for material sensing in more applications and industries,” said Dror Sharon, chief executive officer and co-founder, Consumer Physics. “SCiO’s technology enabled the world’s first handheld molecular sensor and now there is tremendous potential to interpret the world around us not only through smart phone-embedded sensing, but also through the automotive, energy, industrial and medical applications ADI serves.” Founded in 2011 by Sharon and CTO Damian Goldring, Consumer Physics has developed a spectroscopy that can analyze the light that molecules reflect, thereby reading the unique optical signature that each material generates. Near-Infra-Red (NIR) Spectroscopy as such has been used in laboratories around the world for decades, yet current devices are large and expensive, making them unfit for current and future IoT applications. The SCiO spectrometer developed by Consumer Physics is small enough to be embedded into a smart phone, just like a camera lens.