Counting calories and keeping track of the nutritional value of food consumed isn’t easy; programs exists to help dieters and health conscious individuals out, but there is no exact science for the average person to calculate the nutritional value of specific food items.
That may change with the Chef Sleeve Smart Food Scale. With it, users will be able to weigh any food up to 15 pounds, and the scale will automatically send nutritional data to their iOS device via a Bluetooth connection.
Acting as a regular scale, it can help those preparing dishes by weight, rather than with standard measuring cups. It will work as scale whether or not its paired with a device, but when paired, it will help users keep track of the food they are preparing.
The Smart Food Scale will incorporate a database from the USDA so that users can also search for specific foods. Users will be able to calculate the calorie count of an entire meal with a function that will allow the scale to be zeroed out while still keeping a running tally via the app. As for looks, the scale will weigh 1 pound and its makers plan to feature glass atop recycled wood.
Chef Sleeve is attempting to hit its goal of $30,000 on Kickstarter by May 31, and plans to retail the device for $99 at the time of this writing.