LG wants to give your house a “smart” makeover, releasing a voice-controlled fridge that helps you diet and keeps track of your groceries, as well as ovens and washing machines that can be controlled via smartphone.
LG's Smart Refrigerator, announced today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, comes with a “food management system” that allows users to check what's in their fridge from their smartphone, with granular details right down to the expiration date.
There are multiple ways to tell the fridge what items are inside. One way is to select from a range of preset items using the fridge's touchscreen but there is also voice recognition and the ability to scan grocery receipts or barcodes using your smartphone.
A receipt scanning app in action for an LG fridge.
The Smart Refrigerator also includes a “health manager”, which will tell you recipes for things you can make based on what is in your fridge and the personal profiles of family members. LG says it takes into account age, gender, weight and body mass index to develop daily or weekly meal plans based on personal profiles.