For many years now, doctors have told their patients that they need to regulate their diet to “safe” levels to help promote good health. The hard part for most patients is understanding how to go about this. We have found a way to scientifically regulate how much one consumes per sitting by measuring the weight of each portion and taking the temperature of each portion. As a bonus, we have added a room temperature feature that can help one calculate how fast their food and drink is heating and/or cooling.
By using a weight sensor to measure the weight of each food/drink portion, one can use the daily nutritional values on the given product to regulate how much sugars, fats, carbohydrates, etc. that they are taking in.
By using a waterproof temperature sensor, one can regulate the temperature of their food and/or drink to determine if it is at the optimal consumption state. Some foods and drinks are recommended to be consumed at certain temperatures to ensure that they are cooked thoroughly and/or give the consumer the best intake experience.
By using a room-temperature sensor, one can compare with the food/drink temperature sensor to determine how fast the food/drink is heating or cooling. These two sensors are different in that the room temperature sensor will be running continuously, whereas the food/drink temperature sensor will only run if the weight scale sensor is being used.
As designers, our skills were tested and applied by properly selecting the correct sensors to complete the desired task, setting up electrical circuits for the sensors to operate and take accurate readings, and correctly program the sensors to send and receive data to each other via the Internet so data can be remotely monitored and useful graphs can be made to track data.