Newly designed 'smart' cup or Vessyl identifies exactly what
you drink, its volume, its nutritional value and guides you when to have your
Vessyl is a sensor-enabled cup, developed by a San Francisco-based company
Mark One, that monitors your consumption habits and works fine even for wine or
The cup is made of a glass-like material and has a holding capacity of 385
ml of liquid.
Aside from the nutritional value, the cup also informs you of the brand, the
flavor and the type of the beverage.
As soon as you pour the beverage into the cup, the name of the beverage
gets displayed on the outer surface of the cup.
A mobile app that supplements the cup gives you information on the amount of
caffeine or alcohol intake on a particular day. The moment you pour the drink into the cup, the app starts
keeping track of your each and every sip.
The cup also ascertains the amount of sugar, fat, protein and sodium in a
Another amazing feature of the cup is when you spill over some amount of
drink accidentally, the cup does not take it into account as consumption.
CEO Justin Lee perceives Vessyl as the other half of the fitness equation
and a companion to the many widely available devices which track exercise and
The devices available in the market so far have required you to manually
enter the information, but this cup has moved a step ahead by automating the
According to the National Health and Nutrition Education Survey, beverages
are the number one single source of calories.
Apart from tracking the caloric content of your drink, the cup measures your
hydration level on the basis of your activity level and body weight and enables
you to stay well hydrated. The cup displays an optimal hydration score called
pryme as a line on its exterior.
"As you use the Vessyl, it's going to learn more about you and your
consumption habits and patterns, but the main goal is to actually help you make
healthier and more informed decisions in real time," says vice president
of health Mark Berman in a video. "Little by little these decisions translate to
big changes over time, so much so it can transform your life."
The cup is spill proof, and its non-stick interior enables easy cleaning.
The exact functioning of the cup is kept confidential and not revealed by
Vessyl's initial pricing is set at $99 and will have a maximum retail price