Back away from the butter! The talking diet fridge that keeps your weight in check
Watch out! The diet police are coming – and you will find them lurking inside your fridge.
In what some might deem a step too far into the future, LG has unveiled a high tech fridge that will tell you what to eat – and more importantly, what not to eat.
The new ThinQ Smart refrigerator, which goes on sale in the UK for around 2,000 later this year, has an in-built dietician, which can be programmed to keep an eye on
what you're eating – and tell you when you've made an unhealthy choice.
LG's Smart fridge scans every item that goes in and can suggest healthy eating options to users
Users programme their BMI and weight loss targets into the fridge, which then uses in-built smart TV and voice recognition technology to ascertain who is opening the fridge.
It can then access that person's details and use them to suggest healthier options, recipes and meal ideas.
The fridge, billed as 'your own Nigella
Lawson', can even switch on a compatible oven to the correct temperature
according to the recipe it has suggested.
The diet-friendly fridge does have
benefits for those not on a health kick too. It has a special
high-speed wine-chiller that can take your favourite wine from warm to
ice cold in just eight minutes, and a beer in five.
The fridge stores users' BMI and weight loss target to ascertain what food they should be eating – and it suggests recipes too
from LG air conditioners has been used in the fridge's “blast-chiller”
drawer, which swirls chilled air to prevent ice crystals from forming.
And making shopping lists a thing of the past, a camera inside the device allows you to see what is in
your fridge from a mobile phone. And with the ThinQ Smart, mouldy food
languishing in the vegetable drawer (that area of the fridge widely known as the 'rotter' where salad goes to die)
will be a thing of the past.
A facility to scan the barcode of every item that goes into the fridge allows the Smart fridge to remember the expiry
date of every item inside – and send you a text when each one is
nearing its end.
LG hopes the fridge will link up to
online shopping services such as Ocado. Dr Scott On of LG said: 'This
transforms the appliance into a food management system.'
Presenting the high tech device at the 2012 Consumer Electric Show this week, LG's Michael Lilie says gadgets such as the Smart refrigerator – which communicate with their owners by text – will be a 'major trend for the future.'