Watch what you eat
Quick, think back: How many calo- ries’ worth of potato chips did you eat last week? Unless you
don’t like chips, making the answer zero,
it might be tough for memory alone to
supply the exact number. But keeping
track of your intake could help you change
any unhealthy eating habits and develop
new ones. And soon, tracking calories,
exercise and other health-related information could be as easy as getting dressed
in the morning.
The eButton (right) takes pictures of your meal, then
analyzes it. Courtesy of University of Pittsburgh.
“This multidimensional approach looks
at the overall health of eButton wearers,
which is more important than just food
and exercise alone,” Sun said. He added
that the eButton was created to help combat obesity, which has become a major
health concern in the US.
The eButton does not (yet) nag you to eat more healthily.
Caren B. Les