Calorie counting can be time consuming and to be brutally honest a bit of a pain in the backside. Especially if you are new to dieting and not well versed on the calorie content of individual foods.
But this may be all about to change thanks to General Electric’s ‘universal calorie counter’. This brand new contraption claims to calculate the precise number of calories in any food(s) that are placed into it.
The brain child of New York based scientist Matt Webster, it is thought that this initial concept will eventually be rolled out across wearable tech and apps so you can track your intake throughout the day.
The idea came about when Webster asked his wife whether she’d like an activity monitor for her birthday (romantic eh?!). Understandably this was not met with a positive response. Webster’s wife however was not put off by the gift itself though, but said that if it didn’t actually track the calories she was eating, she wasn’t interested.
So Webster set about creating the universal calorie counter. Calories are computed through a formula using three simple measurements: weight, fat content, and water content. With those three components, the device will gather data through electronics and sensors that spread microwaves over your plate to find the specific water and fat signatures for each factor of your feast and assumes the values for the rest thus producing a pretty accurate calorie content.
We are intrigued to see if this idea is a non stater or if it will revolutionize the dieting world. Watch this space...
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