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Wearable "CH4" fart tracker keeps a daily log of your rear end gas emissions

Wearable "CH4" fart tracker ke...
The CH4 keeps logs of your backdrafts to give you dietary advice
The CH4 keeps logs of your backdrafts to give you dietary advice
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The clip-on CH4 can be worn on your belt or your back pocket
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The clip-on CH4 can be worn on your belt or your back pocket
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The CH4 is Bluetooth-connected
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The CH4 is Bluetooth-connected
A handy color-coded dial gives you a daily fart count at a glance
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A handy color-coded dial gives you a daily fart count at a glance
The CH4 keeps logs of your backdrafts to give you dietary advice
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The CH4 keeps logs of your backdrafts to give you dietary advice
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Healthy eating might have brought you a happier, more energetic lifestyle, but have you stopped to think what effect your five daily servings of fruit and veggies are having on everyone around you? Move over, calorie counting. The Kickstarted "CH4" is a portable device designed to keep track of your personal exhaust fumes with the sole goal of helping you find the meals that make you toot the least, for the sake of everyone who spends long stretches of time with you in cramped or poorly ventilated spaces.

After you place the small CH4 clip-on sensor on the rear of your belt or inside your back pocket (warning: not an euphemism), it will start keeping a daily log of your flatulences. The sensor communicates via Bluetooth with a companion iPhone app (an Android version is in the works) that helps you log your food intake, categorized by food type, and correlates it with the number of times you’ve broken wind for the day. For the sake of user friendliness, your daily "magic number" is displayed along a handy color-coded dial.

A handy color-coded dial gives you a daily fart count at a glance
A handy color-coded dial gives you a daily fart count at a glance

With time, the numbers will correlate to the different food types. By then, you’ll be able to tell which foods are office-safe and which ones you should definitely avoid on a first date.

You can pledge US$120 for your very own CH4, or $500 for a "limited edition" version encased in steel. Sadly, at the time of writing, the CH4 has only managed to collect less than US$2,000 out of its original $180,000 funding goal, so the CH4 may amount to nothing more than hot air if things don't improve over the remaining 11 days the campaign has to run.

The good news is that you can still cheer yourself up by watching the crowdfunding video below.

Source: CH4 via Kickstarter

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9 comments
EH
According to this useful source: http://futureboy.us/frinkdocs/#AdvancedFarting , average farts are:
Nitrogen 64% Carbon Dioxide 14% Hydrogen 19% Methane 3.2% Oxygen 0.7%
Also many people have no methane in their farts. I wonder what the sensor actually measures?
The Skud
I don't care what it measures, as long as it can work out what foods, eaten when, match up with today;s farts. There is quite a delay between eating and the end result, so unless one keeps a seriously meticulous diary, it would take a bit of matching up in one's memory to realise that last Thursday's legumes might equal today's toot..
hourglass
i suspect the reading rise with age ... m(_ _)m
Douglas Bennett Rogers
This is, like smelly feet, a kid thing. After a gall bladder operation, ability to pass gas is a major achievement! C Diff and candida are huge problems. This device might be able to ascess these problems.
Madlyb
Hmmm...it is not April 1st, so this must just be a standalone gag.
Matfink
Probably more effective to stuff a sponge between your offensive cheeks to act as a muffler..... or how about a device that vibrates your underwear in anti-phase to the fart. Can I get crowd funding for shame cancellation pants?
milliard
Come on, people. Has no-one sussed that this device will allow you to pick the foods that make you fart more. Surely the dream of many a wayward male.
thk
Pffft! I will pass.
unklmurray
It is already known that Beans & pop corn gives you gas....boiled eggs especially pickled eggs gives the gas Flavor'......to cut down on gas eat lotsa Fiber like celery....and salads to counter act the gas giving of beans.....A study done by EasyRiders Magazine a few years age concluded that while Pinto beans were the most commonly used bean......Navy beans and Lima beans gave the most gas add eggs and Beer for that special Flavoring......LOL I don't care if you are 6yrs old -to 120yrs old FARTS ARE FUNNY!