Do You Lack Self Control? NBG, RFID Will Take Care Of That.
Everyone loves to eat, and according to everyone the higher the calories, the better the taste. The obvious problem is that consuming high amounts of calories is horrible for you, no matter how delicious your delectable treat is. People also tend to be completely oblivious as to how many calories their food contains, but even if they had a clue it would be pretty much impossible to memorize the nutrition content of everything in their fridge and pantry.
I had mentioned edible RFID tags that are used in the medical industry, but there’s a whole new edible RFID system that is going to be used in the food industry. NutriSmart Technology System, developed by Hannes Harms, is creating a food tracking system which embeds RFID tags directly onto food so that it can monitor just about everything. With a RFID reader on your fridge door, anything that goes in and out of that fridge can pass on information – it will let you know if something has expired, if you are running low on milk or eggs or whatever, as well as telling you how long that item can stay out of the fridge without going bad.
The best part of this technology is called the Smart Plate, which will act as your boot camp instructor/annoying wife who won’t let you eat what you want. When you place your food on the RFID reader plate, it will read the amount of calories and fat that your meal has and add the information to your computer or your cell via Bluetooth so you can keep track of exactly how much calories and fat you are consuming. It also will be able to figure out the ingredients of the items and will notify you if there is anything you are allergic to on the plate.
So what happens to the tags after you’ve eaten them? I haven’t figured that out yet, but I have an idea. Stop giggling.