Moscow's New Smart Benches Will Publicly Display Your Weight

By: Mesel Isaac - Sep 26, 2014
References: nymag & elitedaily
A new line of smart benches is set to be constructed in Moscow that will calculate the weight of whoever sits on it, and display the weight on a large electronic panel located nearby.

The smart benches are similar to the one's erected in the Netherlands not too long ago and are expected to be constructed later this year. In addition to broadcasting the sitter's weight, the smart bench will also provide nutrition tips. The cost of this project is estimated to be $1,300 per bench, however, the cost will be offset by gym advertisers hoping to cash in on newly insecure clients.

While it's uncertain how these smart benches will go over with the citizens of Moscow, it appears that the ultimate goal of these benches is to produce healthier citizens.