iPhone Radiation Detector


Scosche Industries unveiled a radiation detector that works with an iPhone app. Radiation detectors are a popular item in Japan as of late due to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. 

This radiation detector requires no calibration to detect gamma rays greater than 60keV with an accuracy of + / - 5%. This compact device connects via a dock and runs on a AA battery, which will provide up to  to 96 hours of of radiation detection. 

The unit works with an iPhone/iPod app called radTEST. The app lets users chose between a basic Meter Display or more detailed Digital Display modes. The Meter Display indicates current radiation levels in easy to understand colors - green for safe, yellow for elevated and red for dangerous - while the Digital Display provides more detailed measurements, including uSV/h (micro Sieverts per hour), dose received, and average uSV/h levels since reset. The app also allows users to share their results online, through Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps. 

The Scosche RDTX-PRO went on sale last month for $ 329.99. With a goal of  helping victims of the earthquake and Tsunami Tohoku. $10 from every device sold will be donated to charitable groups, with the aim of raising  $1 million in two years. Among them: Bikki Children's Fund, Samaritan's Purse, All Hands Volunteers, etc.

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