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by Kevin Coupe

CNet reports on a new wristband created by a Japanese company that "an tell what food you're eating simply by how you move your hand while you do it."

The wristband is powered by what is called "Dietary Content Recognition Technology," and it is described as having "acceleration sensors, gyroscopes and more, which can currently distinguish between eating rice bowls, sushi, bread, pasta and curry."

It is not, however, quite ready for primetime ... the manufacturer says there are still a few kinks to work out.

But when it is ready, it'll be an Eye-Opener ... though I hope they don't add functionality to the wristband that shocks the user when he or she takes one too many bites.
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