About a month ago I heard about this new company called SmartyPans and was rather intrigued by their concept so I reached out to Prachi Baxi, CEO of SmartyPans for a bit more information and here is what she had to say, “our goal is to help people cook better and also give them the ability to track caloric intake. SmartyPans app will thus work as a sophisticated form of food-diary for the Nutritionists: it will be the platform for Nutritionists and other health professionals to track and understand the precise nutritional intake of their clients and thus guide/counsel them in an effective way.” So you may be asking how is this information tracked? Well it is tracked via an app on your phone or tablet.
Earlier this year Prachi and her brother Rahul were interviewed at SXSW by The Washington Post and according to Prachi “SmartyPans is a smart cooking pan that connects to a free recipe app and gives you step-by-step cooking instructions. The cool thing is, the pan will warn you if you need to adjust the temperature, and it will show you caloric information in real-time on the tablet screen, using bluetooth connectivity sensors built into the pan. So, you always know exactly what went into your food and what your nutritional intake was. At the touch of a button, you can then input that information into other nutritional fitness platforms like MyFitnessPal or Fitbit. No more guestimating.”
I love the idea of this and can’t help but think of the people who could benefit from it. It takes the fear out of cooking for some people, and that is one of the biggest hurdles I have seen for people who want to be healthy but don’t know how to cook for themselves.
Check out this video to see it in action:
Check out their website for more information, updates and how to pre-order your pan now.