Wi-Fi-Enabled Cutting Board Could Change the Way You Cook: Re-posted from Mashable

Over 70 inventors took to the drawing board this spring, jotting down designs that they believed could fix everyday problems for the #GetItDownOnPaper competition. The deadline for submissions was May 27, and scientists at Sharp Laboratories of Europe spent the first week of June evaluating each entry.

After shortlisting the three best design ideas from the competition, Sharp Labs announced that Siobhán Andrews had won the top prize with her interactive cutting board, Chop-Syc.

Chop-Syc woodImage courtesy of Siobhán Andrews

In its most basic form, the Chop-Syc looks like a wooden cutting board — an attractive wooden cutting board, at that, but certainly nothing to write home about. Its simple facade, however, camouflages the device’s most impressive features.

The chopping board is, in fact, not made of wood at all but rather tough, scratch-proof glass. A wooden “screensaver,” of sorts, belies its tablet personality; when the device connects to Wi-Fi, it has the ability to pull up cooking sites and provide information about recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) in order to guide users’ portion control.

Siobhan Andrews Chop-SycImage courtesy of Siobhán Andrews

“It is basically a screen that is behind a chopping board which is interactive, so you use it as a normal chopping board but it also connects you to different sites where you can access healthy recipes,” Andrews tells Humans Invent.

Although the Chop-Syc still only exists on paper, winning the #GetItDownOnPaper competition also won Andrews a two-month paid internship at Sharp Labs Europe. Because the judges were so convinced by her design’s functionality, they are looking to bring the concept to life.

In the meantime, there are ways to use your current tablet as a chopping board. In the video below, BodyGuardz demonstrates that you can safely chop just about anything atop your iPad — that is, as long as you apply its UltraTough film to the screen as a protective cover.

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SM Traphagen is a writer and novelist. Her works have appeared on Buffaloeats.org, Accounting Today Magazine, St. Reds Magazine, The Culture-ist Magazine, Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine, among others. With a fiction novel written, the hope is to expand the world of fiction in fun and creative ways. Her love of writing fiction and food have culminated in a website that blends the two, including Digestion Suggestion and Untold Shorties.

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