Activity, Health, and Nutrition Tracking and Monitoring Technologies

Summary

There’s been a lot in the news lately about technologies available now or in the near future that will help track your activity, nutritional intake, and vitals. The most recent and interesting of these are systems that scan your body, food, or beverages using spectrometers and similar technologies to provide accurate non-invasive reporting with little or no user involvement. This page offers a directory of the more prominent devices.

Activity Tracking Devices

There are a variety of bracelets and clip-on devices designed to track activity. Products like Basis monitor skin temperature and preparation to more precisely determine activity and calories burned. Here’s a short list of the products out there:

Food & Beverage Scanning Devices

  • GE Universal Food Scanner – Will scan a plate of food and tell you the calories.
  • Vessyl – Will scan beverages and can tell you what the beverage is, and in many cases who the manufacturer is, along with nutritional data.

Body Scanning Devices

  • AIRO – Uses spectrometer technology to monitor your blood and tell you what you’re eating based on blood analysis.

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