WearSens: New Necklace Tracks Everything You Eat, Drink… And Smoke?

With the popularity of wearable fitness trackers, plus apps and websites like My Fitness Pal, which help folks stay on top of the calories they’ve consumed each day and any weight lost, it’s no wonder that someone would eventually invent a necklace like the WearSens collar that keeps track of everything a person eats, drinks or even smokes. As reported by MTV, the WearSens device was developed by engineers at UCLA, who are hoping to make it available for sale at some point in 2015.

Already, tests of the prototype device have purportedly proved the WearSens necklace can use vibrations to track the food being swallowed by its wearer, such as when the makers ask new WearSens users to eat a Subway sandwich and drink a 12-ounce soda. The aim for the WearSens sounds positively positive, with the fitness device helping to warn users when they aren’t hydrated enough, or whether they’ve missed too many meals. Presumably, the opposite might be true about the WearSens as well, with the accoutrement hopefully warning folks if they’ve overeaten based on their projected caloric daily intake or have consumed too much alcohol or tobacco products.

As reported by Popular Science, the information that WearSens tracks is transferred to an app and then automatically records what the user eats and drinks each day without the consumer needing to manually enter into the app everything they consume themselves. While studies show that folks who keep food journals tend to lose more weight and keep it off longer than those who don’t, plenty of people deride the fact that it takes time to enter everything they eat and drink, which makes the WearSens more attractive to users.

Majid Sarrafzadeh, the co-founder of WearSens, told People about the benefits of not having to scribe every single meal and snack.

“Many nutrition methods are based on writing down what you eat. But this method has low compliance so we wanted to overcome these issues and wanted to do something that a pedometer does for activity.”

While some have criticized the fact that another device looms on the horizon to judge eating habits, many are intrigued with the possibility that WearSens can not only track foods, liquids and smoke digested, but offer recommendations on adopting healthier options as well. Any new weapon in the arsenal for weight loss usually gains attention, along with ways that help improve the all-important backside, even though new studies have shown that curvy butts and spines could be the real attraction, as reported by the Inquisitr.

[Image via WearSens]