This Innovative Device Counts The Calories On Your Plate For You

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If you struggle to lose weight or must strictly control your portions for a health condition, such as diabetes, a new device invented by Panasonic may come in handy. The CaloRieco doesn’t weigh your food; rather, it counts the calories on your plate and provides accurate information — including the macro-nutrient ratio — in a matter of seconds.

It’s possible to get a general idea of how many calories are in a food or dish thanks to restaurants’ menus and online calculators, but no device tells you exactly how many calories are in your plate of dinner food — until now. The CaloRieco does exactly this, and even relays the macro-nutrient ratio. For instance, your dinner might have 20 percent protein, 40 percent carbohydrates, and 40 percent fat.

The device was showcased at the recent CEATEC 2017 show and received an overwhelmingly positive response. It works by using light reflection technology to determine the nutritional value of nearly any food. Most importantly, it provides accurate calories estimates.

To use it, all one needs to do is stick a plate of food in the box-shaped device and wait for approximately 10 to 20 seconds. Once the plate is analyzed, the number of calories and the nutritional content will be shared on an LED display. Panasonic says the device is able to recognize the “vast majority” of foods, except for soups and very dark dishes.

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For health-conscious folks on-the-go, the device pairs with your Smartphone via an app. Information obtained from the machine is sent to your handheld device so you can access the data at any time.

Panasonic developed the invention for dieters and diabetes sufferers. That expands its demographic considerably. The CaloRieco isn’t available for sale as of yet, but you will likely see it on the market in the near future — possibly, up to a few years. When a cost estimate is obtained, this article will be updated.

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