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Researchers develop app for predicting effects of coffee and caffeine

Penn State professor and Huck Institutes faculty member Frank Ritter, and fellow professor Kuo-Chuan Yeh, have developed the Caffeine Zone app for Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Mug and coffee beans. Image by Lotus Head [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Mug and coffee beans. Image by Lotus Head [CC-BY-SA-3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

The app produces graphs of individuals' projected caffeine experience by allowing them to enter information about their prior and projected consumption, and then integrating that information with existing data on the effects of caffeine.

In calculating its results, Caffeine Zone is able to factor in the total amount of caffeine consumed, the intervals between consumption and the rate of each consumption.

The Caffeine Zone app is available on iTunes as free (with advertisements) and paid (no ads) downloads for Apple devices.

About Dr. Frank Ritter

Dr. Ritter is a professor of information sciences and technology, psychology, and computer science and engineering at Penn State, and is a faculty member of the Huck Institutes' graduate program in neuroscience.

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