Science & technology
The Vessyl Is A Smart Cup That Knows Your Body
Publish Date: Jun 16, 2014
The Vessyl Is A Smart Cup That Knows Your Body
  • mail
  • img
newvision

Have you ever tried to lose weight, taking every precaution to cut down on red meat and cheese and bread and really get healthy, and yet still don’t lose a pound? Oftentimes, liquids are the culprit. They’re the most ignored source of calories, mostly because it’s hard to measure out the exact caloric value of every beverage you consume throughout the day.

That’s where the Vessyl comes into play. After seven years of research and development, CEO and co-founder Justin Lee has developed a smart drinking cup, that not only measures the amount of liquid you’ve consumed, but how many calories are in that liquid.

Because the cup is packed full of sensors, which can measure the contents of the cup on a molecular level, the Vessyl can tell the difference between a McFlurry, water, coffee, wine, etc. I even tested out syrup, and it could tell what was going on. Not too shabby at all.

Beyond simple calorie tracking, Vessyl also has a unique feature called Pryme, which measures your hydration and energy levels throughout the day. With an LED screen right on the side of the cup, users can see if they need more water, or are good to chill for a second, from right on the cup.

Alongside Justin Lee, Vessyl was also designed with the help of Yves Behar. You may have heard of him. He helped design the Jawbone Up and the JamBox, and is one of the most iconic designers of our time.

Eventually, Mark One (the company behind the Vessyl) has the opportunity to create an entire line of dishes, bowls, wine glasses, etc. to ensure that the whole family is tracked. For now, however, the team is focused on getting the Vessyl into the hands of consumers.

You can pre-order the device now for $99, or wait and get it after launch for $199.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
EU eager to finalize probe into Google
The European Union said Thursday it had filed anti-trust charges against Google to speedily resolve allegations that the tech titan abuses its search engine's market dominance....
Twitter out to crack down on abusive tweets
Twitter said Thursday that it is cracking down on mean, hateful or menacing tweets that cross the red line from free speech into abuse....
Zuckerberg sees
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg sees a wild future in store for virtual reality....
Buying a Paris to Berlin ticket: what Google really offers
When typing in "airline ticket Paris Berlin" into Google's search engine, users may think they will get a pertinent selection of offers from airline companies, but in reality the results are ranked by Google...
EU charges Google with market abuse, to probe Android
The EU on Wednesday formally charged Google with abusing its dominant position as Europe's top search engine, laying the US Internet giant open to a massive fine of more than $6.0 billion....
Nokia agrees 15.6-bn-euro deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent
Nokia has struck a 15.6-billion-euro deal to buy its rival Alcatel-Lucent to create the world's biggest supplier of mobile phone network equipment, both firms said Wednesday....
Should African countries expel South Africans?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter