Imagine a microwave that doesn’t warm your food, but scans it instead and instantly reveals how many calories it has. Thanks to General Electric, who are currently working on a machine that does exactly that, this technology will soon be a reality. This new microwave’s concept design can be found all over the web, but the final name and look is yet to be revealed.
How does it work?
Despite being called a microwave, this new version works in a completely different way than what we’re used to. It doesn’t cook the food, for one. Instead, it uses low energy microwaves to “scan” the food to determine its caloric content. The machine does this by measuring three main components: the weight, fat content, and water content.
At this stage of product development, it only works on purees, liquids and blended food. The technology is still being developed to eventually work on solid food.
Calorie counting made easy
When it comes to losing weight, one of the key rules to follow is to aim for a calorie deficit. This means cutting back on calories consumed and spending more calories through exercise. This new technology opens up opportunities for people to easily track the calories in the food they eat, helping them make better choices and paving the way towards better eating habits.
GE’s new microwave holds a great deal of promise since traditional calorie-counting methods involve a lot of research and keeping track of everything is tedious and time consuming. With this machine, all that hassle can be eliminated since it’ll get the job done in just a couple of seconds.
This is exciting stuff and definitely something to look forward to. GE’s research and development team led by biologist Matt Webster says that the finished product will probably be available to consumers in a couple of years or so.