Kitchens get Smarter with Toronto’s SKE Labs’ Jars

Toronto’s Smart Kitchen Ecosystem Labs announced today the launch of its major funding campaign for the first ever smart container, the NeoSmart Jar.

Using Bluetooth connectivity and ultra-responsive sensors, Neotracks the weight and nutritional content of what it contains, allowing for historical and real-time tracking of key dietary components, including calories, carbohydrates, fat and protein.

The accompanying mobile app can suggest recipes based on existing ingredients, inform when quantities are low, and track “best before” dates.

Following its successful unveiling at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, SKE Labs has begun taking pre-orders for the world’s first smart jar.

Funds contributed during this campaign, which will run until March 20, 2015, will allow for final technical developments and complete a first run of manufacturing before the end of 2015.

“Reaction has been overwhelmingly positive towards connected kitchens, especially when it’s something as fundamental and relatable as a jar” said Madhuri Eunni, founder and CEO of SKE Labs. “We are encouraged by the response, and excited to bring Neo to consumers directly through this campaign.”

SKE Labs was part of Toronto startup accelerator JOLT.