See how smart fabric recognizes foods on the table

Researchers originally turned this technology into a tablecloth and found it especially useful for

cooking. Smart Cloth can suggest food based on what's on the table, and a dedicated diet app will know what you ate.

However, scientists also refer to Capacitivo technology as a reminder tool. For example, to remind you to wash an empty food bowl if you leave it on the table.

But it's not that simple. The original project has limitations. It will not recognize metal objects and will not work with books or other square-edged objects. He also has problems with credit cards and other items that do not have a clear system of form and capacity. Some drinks do not give reliable results.

So don't expect that in the near futurethere will be a smart tablecloth, although technology should improve over time. The team hopes that the fabric can learn to detect metal, can connect to touch input, and scientists can implement many other updates. If all goes well, it could lead to a truly seamless smart home where you don't have to rely on smart scales, scanning, or other apps to detect it.

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