Video: Future Kitchen Has Flashy Food, 'Smart' Pantry and the Counter's a Stove
Among all the new-fangled gadgetry at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that wrapped in Las Vegas last week was a more down-home exhibit that offered an exciting peek at the kitchen of the future.
As explored in the video above, Fulton Innovation's eCoupled Wireless Power technologies enables product containers from cereal boxes to pet food to light up in eye-catching ways.
Wireless sensors can also maintain an electronic kitchen inventory. A computer monitor on a kitchen cabinet can be updated to show when a container of Campbell's soup, say, has been eaten and will need repurchasing on the next grocery run.
Another application Fulton Innovation is pursuing is inductive charging – the same method that charges a wireless toothbrush – in countertops.
Rather than putting a saucepan filled with water on a hot stovetop in order to boil, inductive charging can heat that water without in turn making any other surface – including the pan itself – dangerously hot.