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The Chop Syc is embedded with a scale and Wi-Fi system. - Vimeo/AFP
Chopping board integrates tablet, Web connection and food scale in one unit.
YOU could call it the chopping board 2.0. It may be just a prototype for now, but after winning a design and innovation competition, a young Briton could see her interactive digital cutting board that can be used to chop tomatoes, weigh ingredients and search for online recipes become a household item.
Made from scratch-resistant glass and embedded with a scale and Wi-Fi system, the Chop-Syc can be described as a multi-purpose kitchen tool that combines the chopping board, tablet, and cooking scale into a single unit.
Dreamed up by design student Siobhan Andrews, the digital chopping board beat 70 entries in Sharp’s open call for innovative design solutions to everyday problems on Twitter earlier this summer.
In Andrews’ design, no facet of home cooking seems to be overlooked: In addition to a 2mm edge around the board to prevent spillage, the screen is likewise slanted and tapered to make it easier to transfer foods from chopping board to pan or plate.
Likewise, the digital tablet enables users to adjust recipes according to the number of people they’ll be eating with by automatically scaling ingredients up or down – an important health aspect for helping with portion control, said Ian Thompson, managing director of Sharp Laboratories Europe in a video.
“What we really liked about the Chop-Syc idea from Siobhan, is that we all know there’s a challenge in the world from obesity and that people are eating too much food,” he said. “This is a brilliant idea and actually quite a simple concept. Everybody in their kitchen has a chopping board ... This brought it all together but the health dimension was something that really attracted us.”
Watch how the prototype works at vimeo.com/74730839. – AFP Relaxnews
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