lapka photo lapka_zpse6b01864.png Measuring the invisible things around you can be a strange and interesting feeling. The Lapka says it can detect radioactive particles, the amount of electromagnetic fields in your space and even determine how organic something is.

It’s not magic. These devices exist already – geiger counters and EMF detectors have been around a while. The Lapka takes this technology and is markets it as a design luxury item – and they do it well. However, more than the technology itself, something like this has a chance to change the way we think about what is around us. We can start to visualize and understand how these invisible forces can affect us.

“more than the technology itself, something like this has a chance to change the way we think about what is around us”

Basically the Lapka has four instruments:

1. Radiation — It’s radiation sensor is a standard Geiger counter. It displays accurate information about the radioactive particles around you and how they might be affecting you.
2. EMF — This sensor measures low and high frequency waves around you – things like devices, wireless transmitters, or nearby power lines.
3. Organic — It’s organic tester is a stainless steel probe that tests the concentration of nitrate ions left behind from nitrogen-based fertilizers in raw produce.
4. Humidity — The temperature and relative humidity of your environment are measured, combined, and compared with Lapka’s knowledge base.

The device itself is analog (each sensor plugs into your iPhone’s headphone jack) and they used organic materials like wood and ivory-like plastic in it’s production. The Lapka is nearing the end of it’s prototype stage, gearing up for mass production. Right now it’s only available for the iPhone and you can pre-order one from the website – Lapka

Lapka Measuring tool