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Brief Published: 25 Oct 2017

Wearable Eating-Habit Tracker


Californian tech start-up Klue has launched new gesture-sensing and analytics technology that helps consumers to track their eating and consumption habits.

The software, used in conjunction with wearables such as the Apple Watch, monitors hand movements and gestures. Using machine learning, it is able to identify what the user is doing (from eating and drinking to smoking) as well as recognising when, for how long and at what speed each activity is undertaken. Via a corresponding app, Klue then creates a consumption graph tracking these statistics in real time.

According to founder and chief executive Katelijn Vleugels, the aim of Klue is to remove the friction of manually logging when one eats and drinks for weight loss purposes. In the future, it could be used in areas such as caring for the elderly, by ensuring that individuals stay well fed and hydrated.

For further examples of consumption-tracking tech, see Apple's glucose tracker in our latest Macro Trend report Smart Sustenance, as well as Wearable Nutritionist and Calorie-Tracking Earrings.

For a deeper dive into new-age dieting and apps that assist with health and nutrition, see Next-Gen Dieting – part of our New Food Frontiers Industry Trend.