What if you could pour any liquid into a cup and it told you everything you needed to know about it. Well today, cofounder Justin Lee and Jawbone designer Yves Behar have come up with a smart cup that does just that. Vessyl, a 13-ounce cup recognizes any beverage you pour into it, displaying its nutritional content, and syncs all your drinking habits to your smartphone.
“Consumption is as important or more important as what we track through exercise,” says Lee, “so we developed a sensor that could instantly analyze the nutritional content of what’s inside a beverage … on a molecular level.” Lee won’t say exactly how the sensor works. He likens it to the kind of sensor you’d find in a bottling factory that analyzes batches of liquid (or other foods) to make sure each batch is consistent. “It’s the kind of sensor you’d use for quality control,” Lee says, “and the sensor doesn’t degrade. It’s non-contact.”
See the cup in action below, and for those early backers you can get your hand on a Vessyl for $99, retail for $199.