SmartPlate, a soon-to-be-released iOS-compatible accessory, promises to help users take control of their daily food intake.
The device is a round, 10-inch plate that features an array of on-board sensors. It works alongside a mobile application for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android, and using both the app and the plate, owners of SmartPlate can easily determine the nutritional value of any given meal.
To do this, simply load up your SmartPlate with food. Then, grab your smartphone, and snap a quick shot of your breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The SmartPlate iOS app will then analyze the image, and will produce a list of data for the serving (including the calorific content, too).
Besides all of this techno-magic, SmartPlate will also allow iOS device owners to set pre- and post-training requirements for their meals, and a built-in “portion patrol” feature will ensure you aren’t loading up your plate with too many tasty treats. It can connect to your iOS device wirelessly, meaning you won’t need to fuss around with wires and cables. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, the Olympic athlete, is even on-board with SmartPlate and is serving as co-founder. In a press release, she said:
If I had this technology when I was completing it would have made my life a whole lot easier than the manual journaling we had to use. With this level of precision, I believe SmartPlate would have helped me win more gold medals and achieved my goals a lot faster.
You can preorder a SmartPlate of your own right now, using the device’s website, for $129.00. You can also order multiple SmartPlates for less expensive costs per unit. We’ll keep you updated with further information concerning the accessory as we receive it.