Smart plate lets kids earn virtual currency when eating

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With the world increasingly going digital, it is tricky for parents to offer children tangible rewards for doing good. We recently wrote about a New Zealand bank using e-moneyboxes to tackle this problem, and now Argentina-based Yumit are using smart tech to address the age-old dilemma of getting children to eat their food. The Yumit meal set connects to a companion app, which makes eating an interactive experience. Meals are weighed in real time, with an inbuilt sensor detecting how much food the child is eating. The amount children eat is turned into ‘virtual energy’, which is uploaded to associated…

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