TUAW writer Michael Grothaus is the latest in a long line of critic come creator. He has developed a calorie-counting scale that has assisted him in losing 67 pounds over the last year. Smart technology indeed!
The device is called SITU and it is a smart scale, which calculates the nutritional value of the food you are about to cook/eat. The device currently works by iOS connectivity, but there are plans to bring it to Android smartphones and tablets as well as Windows Phone in the future. All you have to do to use it, is to simply place an item on the scale balance, then connect your iPad via Bluetooth and tell the accompanying app what the food is and SITU will inform you of everything that you need to know about what the food contains.
Grothaus was a former Apple employee who has always battled with his weight. Things came to a head after a long dining session at the Cupertino employee-only food hall, saying that he “didn’t want to die of a heart attack at 40.” Grothaus also thinks that the platform is a useful tool for diabetics who need to be in charge of their sugar intake. The product will also benefit athletes who must ensure that they are getting the correct balance of nutrition.
The project is launching on the Kickstarter platform, the same as so many other inventions are these days. The Kickstarter project starts off where a £50 ($87) pledge will earn you one of the smart scales.
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