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Plate Can See When Eyes Are Bigger Than Stomach

Maybe you’re trying to lose weight, or control diabetes or high blood pressure. Or maybe you’re an athlete looking for ways to improve performance. A Philadelphia-based startup wants to help by adding technology to your table. Safe to say your dinner plate doesn’t have WiFi, or a form of facial recognition for food. “It has three embedded cameras, so it sees what you’re putting on its surface and uses food object recognition to analyze the food and identify it,” says Anthony Ortiz, inventor of SmartPlate. Ortiz, the CEO of University City Science Center-based meal planning service Fitly, says he wanted to create a solution to poor nutrition — and that, he says, begins with prevention. Click here to read more.

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