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Brief Published: 8 Jun 2011



NutriSmart, design engineer Hannes Harms’ graduating project from London’s Royal College of Art, embeds data directly into food.

By inserting edible RFID tag technology into food and using a specially designed plate with an embedded tag reader, Hannes hopes to educate people about the nutritional impact of what they are eating.

When a piece of food is placed on the plate, the RFID tag is read and nutritional information, including allergy warnings, is sent via Bluetooth to mobile devices such as a smartphone. Additional information, such as origin or preparation instructions, could also be displayed to further educate the consumer about their food – tracking it from farm to table.


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