A Cup which Automatically Knows What’s Inside And Tracks Drinking Habits

Vessyl is a drinking cup with an electronic display that can detect what’s inside and tracks consumption in real time.

The 13oz tumbler features sensors that can identify the liquid inside.

When the vessel is filled up, its contents are displayed on the side, along with calorie information that helps drinkers watch their weight. As well as the instant identification, Vessyl can be connected to owners’ smartphones to track consumption in real time and create a history of users’ intake across a variety of metrics.


Why I’m curious?

Does anyone have the feeling that drinking coffee, juices or diet soda is not caloric at all?

We spend entire days swallowing different drinks without knowing exactly what they are composed of.  Now, users can check if they’re consuming too many calories, getting enough hydration, or keep tabs on their caffeine intake.

In addition to keeping an eye on what you eat, you will now also keep an eye on what you drink!!


Fitness Tracker Punishes You For Skipping Workouts


If your TV turned off when you missed a run, would you be more likely to get up and go? Charalampos from Building Internet of Things developed a hack using a FitBit tracker and a Belkin WeMo to help you stay on track with your fitness goals.

The hack uses The FitBit’s ability to monitor and log in various activities such as steps taken, amount of sleep,  and calories burned, and connects it to WeMo, an Internet-controlled power outlet. As a result your laptop, Xbox, or even fridge will shut down when you miss a fitness goal. (more at PSFK)

Why I’m Curious

Devices like the FitBit and WeMo are drastically changing little things we do. PSFK notes this hack combines two important trends from CES: the ‘connected home’ and lifetracking. FitiBit helps you stay on achieve fitness goals by tracking your every move. WeMo makes it possible to turn your lights on and off from your computer. But what more interesting is making all these aspects of everyday life connected to devices and the Internet, allows us to connect things in new ways. Which is what the concept of the ‘Internet of Things’ is all about – connecting all these ‘things’ that exist disparately into something bigger.