[CEATEC 2017] If you’re trying to go on a diet, whether it is to gain muscle or to lose fat, taking into account the calories you take is essential. There are apps out there that help you keep track, and for the most part most food makers offer up the amount of calories that comes in a serving of whatever you are eating.

However sometimes it isn’t always 100% accurate, plus just because you ate a burger at one restaurant doesn’t mean that a burger at another restaurant is of similar caloric value. However the folks at Panasonic want to take the guesswork out of calorie tracking and have unveiled a system called the CaloRieco at CEATEC 2017.

This is a machine, that you can see in the photo above, in which you can put in your food and it will be able to count how many calories are in it. It uses light reflection technology to determine nutritional values such as carbs, fat, and protein, and in a way it works similar to a mass spectrometer, except not as complicated or as advanced.

That being said, it should be noted that the machine above is only a mockup and that the final product might not necessarily look the same. There is no word on a release date or how much such a device would cost, but the company is hoping that this will be used by diabetics and their families to better manage their food and health.

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