Vessyl “smartcup” enables users to track their drink consumption in real time

Vessyl “smartcup” enables users to track their drink consumption in real time

A promotional video has recently been released for a "smartcup" called 'Vessyl' --- the equivalent of the calorie-counting scale for liquids.

'Vessyl' is a sleek-looking cup which has been co-created by Justin Lee (Mark One) and Yves Behar (fuseproject). The "smartcup," made out of non-stick glass, enables the users to track their drink consumption in real time, thanks to its capability to identify the liquid that is poured into it.

Boasting the ability to sync with the smartphones of the users, 'Vessyl' facilitates the users in recording their "real-time hydration." The "smartcup" can record a liquid's specific calorie count, its caffeine content, or grams of sugar it contains.

According to Fast Co. DESIGN, the Vessyl "smartcup" makes use of a "molecular sensor" to definitely identify the beverage poured into it. The liquid-identification system within the cup is so sensitive that it can distinguish between different beverage brands.

With the Vessyl designers claiming in the device's promotional video that that the "smartcup" is meant to help drinkers "make healthier and more informed decisions" about the beverages they consume during the course of a day, a company FAQ about Vessyl asserts that the cup can "estimate your unique hydration needs and adjust them based on your activities and whereabouts."

The 'Vessyl' cup can now be pre-ordered, for a limited period, for $99; and will likely be shipped in the spring of 2015.

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