Some people lack discipline when it comes to losing weight and, just in case they're sick and tired of delegating responsibility for their weight loss plans to someone else, LG has the perfect solution for all their troubles: the ThinQ Smart refrigerator.
Unveiled at CES 2012, the fridge is more than just a home appliance: it's a smart home appliance, with emphasis on “smart.”
With an in-built dietician, Internet connection and a screen to show you what's inside it without having to open the door, the fridge is truly a device of the future, the Daily Mail
You can input your BMI (Body Mass Index) and the target weight loss and, using voice recognition, the fridge will tell you whether you've made the healthiest choice available or if there's a better one.
In other words, goodbye late-night high-calorie snacks and treats.
Instead, welcome healthy food to help you lose weight. With the Internet connection, ThinQ can download recipes and then suggest possible alternatives, considering the items you already have in it.
You can even purchase groceries online or, better put, it can do that for you.
As amazing as it may sound, that's not all the fridge can do: because of the new technology used for the “blast chiller” drawer, it can cool a bottle of wine in just 8 minutes. A can of beer takes even less: just 5 minutes to chill.
“And making shopping lists a thing of the past, a camera inside the device allows you to see what is in your fridge from a mobile phone. And with the ThinQ Smart, mouldy food languishing in the vegetable drawer (that area of the fridge widely known as the 'rotter' where salad goes to die) will be a thing of the past,” the Mail writes.
“A facility to scan the barcode of every item that goes into the fridge allows the Smart fridge to remember the expiry date of every item inside – and send you a text when each one is nearing its end,” adds the British publication.
The ThinQ fridge may sound like the ideal appliance for health nuts, but LG believes that it will prove so for all people, sometime in the future because it's practical and could even turn out to be indispensable.
“This transforms the appliance into a food management system,” Dr. Scott On of LG said at CES 2012, upon the unveiling of the ThinQ Smart fridge.