Chilica-Pod, an innovation to read chili spicy level with a smartphone by PSU scientist

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   This innovation entitled “Portable Capsaicin Detection Device” is the research of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Warakorn Limbut, Mr. Ausmee Sorlea, Ms. Kussarin Saisahut, Mr. Kiettisak Promsuwan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Proespichaya Kanatharana, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Panote Thavarungkul, Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University.

   This research is for measuring capsaicin concentration in chili. Capsaicin makes the nerves send signals to the brain, that’s why you feel the spiciness in your mouth. It will be benefit for people who don’t eat spicy food, especially people with a severe allergic reaction to capsaicin.

    Portable Capsaicin Detection Device is developed for smartphone use which works accurately and with low cost. It’s published in ACS Applied Nano Materials journal and received attention from more than 30 foreign medias. This research received an excellent project proposal award, Agricultural and Agricultural Industry category in Thailand Research Expo 2020 at Centara Grand and Bangkok Convention Centre, Central World, Bangkok on August 2-6, 2020.




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