Make Eating a Video Game with Interactive Cutlery

I can’t believe I just wrote that title to this post. Technology is about to change the way we used to use a fork as an airplane to convince the kids to eat.

A team from Argentina called Wunderman has introduced Yumit, an interactive set of flatware that can turn eating into points used for video games on smartphones, tablets and consoles.  Every fork or spoon full is turned into energy as a sensor weighs meals and sends data on the amount of food eaten to an accompanying app. The place setting is made from anti-slip materials with rounded edges to make it child-friendly and easy to hold. Each set includes a place mat, knife, fork and spoon. The cutlery is made of stainless steel and plastic with silicone grips.

It’s only available for pre-order at this time. I’m curious to see what the reaction by parents to this is. Check out the video above for a demo or click the link below for their site.

Wunderman’s Yumit

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