device

Pexels / Unsplash

Japanese Tech Company Creates a Smartband to Track What You Eat

The device is made to be worn on the user’s dominant arm
device

Pexels / Unsplash

The company says the device can also distinguish pasta from curry.

Japanese telecommunications company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) might change the fitness tracking game with the debut of its newest technology that tracks what you eat based on your arm movements.

The technology used in the smartband is called “Dietary Content Recognition Technology,” which doesn’t require you to input data or to take pictures as do traditional health apps, Japan Today reported.

According to Japan Today, the technology uses sensors and gyroscopes in the device to distinguish the actions of eating different food such as bread, sushi, and beef bowls.

The company says that it will be working on estimating the “dietary contents of set meals” in the future and will conduct market research for more accuracy.

Related Stories
Pancakes on a Stick Are Japan’s Biggest CrazeSleep in Luxury on a $9,000 Bed at This Tokyo Nap CaféCustomers Swarm Bakery for Bunny Bread in Japan

To read about 10 fitness apps to help you lose weight, click here.