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Digitally Dissolved Dinners

The NutriSmart System Keeps Tabs on Every Bite You Consume

— May 30, 2011 — Lifestyle
Product labels and supermarket signs can give you a vague idea about the source of your groceries, but the NutriSmart System boasts the ability to dig up details you'd never dream of discovering. The cutting-edge concept conceived by Hannes Harms proposes an introduction of edible RFID tags into the food you eat, which can provide invaluable information about the age and origin of your produce.

The implications of such a scheme mean that the consumer can be granted access to a wealth of data concerning everything from the farm from which your vegetables have come and the date your donor cow was milked, to the caloric count of a snack and the exact recipe of a prepared dish. Readers embedded within plates and refrigerators enable the NutriSmart System to detect and communicate the nature your meals' ingredients in terms of freshness, authenticity and and even the presence of allergens and chemicals.
Trend Themes
1. Edible RFID Tags - The introduction of edible RFID tags can provide valuable information about the age and origin of produce, opening opportunities for food tracking and improved supply chain management.
2. Smart Kitchen Appliances - The use of readers within plates and refrigerators to detect and communicate meal ingredients opens the door for innovation in smart kitchen appliances.
3. Personalized Nutrition - The NutriSmart System can provide detailed nutritional information, including calorie counts and ingredient lists, enabling opportunities for personalized nutrition and diet plans.
Industry Implications
1. Food Production - The introduction of edible RFID tags could revolutionize food tracking and supply chain management in the food production industry.
2. Kitchen Appliances - The development of smart kitchen appliances using RFID technology can enhance the user's cooking experience and lead to more efficient meal preparation.
3. Nutrition and Wellness - The NutriSmart System can improve the accuracy of nutrition information and lead to personalized diet plans, creating opportunities in nutrition and wellness industries.
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