Smart Spoon


In last month’s The Goods section of PopSci, we featured a hotpot that reads recipe cards via RFID and guides you through the preparation of over 100 different foods. Now, it seems the list of cool tech-infused kitchen implements has gotten a bit longer, after two MIT students whipped up a sensor-laden smart spoon, which monitors the temperature, acidity, salinity and viscosity of whatever it happens to be stirring and feeds the info to a computer for processing. If you’re like me, you’ve been dying to precisely quantify just how viscous your tuna salad gets after stirring in that extra bit of mayo. Clearly my kitchen just isn’t suiting my viscosity-measuring needs. MIT, when can I get one? —John Mahoney