We’re sharing content developed for primary school teachers by Stichting NewTechKids, our non-profit foundation, to encourage children to discuss technological innovation and its implications.

TechTalk for teacher is a new content feature which showcases inspiring technology examples and provides questions to ask children about its pros, cons, implications and ethics.

NIMA PEANUT SENSOR (see video below)

Peanut allergies are very common. Peanuts can make children and adults who are allergic to them very sick so it’s important that food clearly indicates if they are made with peanuts or in a place where they could come into contact with peanuts.

Nima is a sensor which detects if there are peanuts in food. It was developed by a woman and a man studying at MIT, one of the world’s best technology universities in the U.S., who both have food allergies and sensitivities.
Nima technology uses sensors which can detect tiny traces of peanuts in any kind of food.
After watching the video, here are some questions to ask your child(ren):

– Why was Nima peanut sensor developed?
– How does the Nima peanut sensor work?
– Who does the Nima peanut sensor help?
– What information does the Nima peanut sensor provide? How does it provide it?
– Can you suggest other food allergies to develop sensors to identify?
– What happens if the Nima peanut sensor malfunctions and doesn’t detect peanuts when there are some in the food? Who is at fault? Who is responsible?

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