This year’s CodeBits conference saw the debut of altLab’s Nuclear Taco Sensor Helmet, a hat-mounted device which measures your tolerance to spicy foods.
The hat measures body temperature, perspiration, and the amount of a spice quenching yogurt-water mixture slurped by the helmet’s wearer. This information is crunched down via an Arduino board and then displayed in the form of a brightly colored chart complete with moving arrow. The more you heat up, sweat, and drink, the higher the arrow goes.
In addition, the team at altLab added a webcam which captures your spicy food reactions for posterity. Check out the device in action after the break courtesy of a fake Japanese game show.