When Apple came up with the slogan, ‘There’s an app for that,’ the company may not have imagined that one day there would be an app for THIS.
A new gizmo, called CH4 (the chemical formula for methane), ‘smells’ the gas coming from your bottom and sends details to an iPhone app.
The idea (its makers say) is that users keep a diary of what foods they eat, and can thus take control of the winds blowing from their rear ends.
The gadget (in development at present, and seeking funding via KickStarter), graphs the blasts coming from users’ behinds, and will recommend foods to avoid after a few weeks’ use.
Its makers say, ‘CH4 is a wearable device that you can put in your pocket or attach to your belt and it helps you to reduce your gases.
‘Gas in the digestive tract is mostly caused by the breakdown of certain foods in the large intestine by bacteria. An average person passes gases 13 times a day in normal conditions.
'In the phone app, you can keep track of the type of foods you eat. You can be as specific as you like, for example you can put down "Broccoli" or just "Salad". The more specific you are, the more accurate your results.
‘The app comes with a dashboard that combines gas tracking with food habits. As you use the app longer, foods get correlated with gas production and the app identifies foods that you should avoid. Isn't it awesome?!’