Food Inspiration Magazine is the online magazine for foodservice professionals in search of inspiration and innovation.
The free subscription digital magazine is published eight times per year and is an abundant source of inspiration for professionals in the world of food and hospitality. Our first readers can be found in the U.S., Northern Europe and parts of Asia.
Foodies that have a more than average interest in food & drinks relate strongly to the content and style of the online publication as well. With the magazine we collect, enrich and spread inspiration.
INT21 No waste
INT20 Plant centric
INT19 Food and healthcare
INT18 Reach of the chef
INT17 Vote food
INT16 Menus of change
INT13 Future cooking
INT12 Understanding the millennials
INT11 Ownership to Usership
INT10 Plant Based
INT08 Reinventing Traditions
INT05 Shift Happens
INT04 Food & Responsibility
INT03 Food & Trends
INT02 Food & Farming
INT01 Food & Tech
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Scoche is a pulse monitor that records your heartbeat, calories burned and how much time you spend on your workout. You can even share your running route with your friends.
What to think of Fitbit? It tracks your activity, your food intake, your sleep and your excercise. If all of this information doesn’t help you to lose weight, the only option left is to hire personal trainer Bob Harper.
Examples of Quantified Self Devices
Ernesto Ramirez is one of the authors who has contributed to the pioneering website www.quantifiedself.com . Recently he walked into the Apple Store in Santa Monica where he counted twenty-two quantified self trackers for sale. A year ago there was almost nothing. He took a picture of these devices, posted it on his website and asked readers ‘what kinds of self-tracking tools aren’t here now that will be here when I take this photo next year?’
Quantified Self Devices
Text: Hans Steenbergen
Thanks to modern technology and all dozens of apps, it’s now possible to collect all kinds of data on your daily life regarding your habits of eating, drinking, sleeping, humour, levels of concentration and sport etc. We now possess the power to collect what can truly be called your customized Fedstats. With this information you can influence your life in a positive way, for instance, by changing your sleeping habits or your daily intake of calories. For example, if the collected data shows that alcohol has a bad effect on your sleep, you can use this insight to experiment how you feel when sleeping without drinking any alcohol beforehand. If your own findings show that you sleep more soundly, this might convince you to adopt a different life style.
Technology watchers are very optimistic about the opportunities that might change your habits and believe there will soon to be a whole new industry that will help consumers with 'self-tracking', 'body hacking' or 'self-quantifying'. This data aims to optimize your daily life.
In mid 2011 the app section of the Apple store had about 9,000 mobile 'health-apps' (including about 1,500 for cardio fitness, at least 1,300 for diets, more than 1,000 on stress relief and relaxation and 650 especially made for women. By mid 2012 it's expected to increase by 13,000 (Source: MobiHealthNews, September 2011). It is interesting to think that thanks to this data, correlations have formed that were hidden before.
Consumers now have access to knowledge that used to be the prerogative of doctors, dieticians and personal trainers. The strength and power the consumer gets from this is likely to affect the way he thinks about food. Information on the value of nutrition and ingredients will be a fact that can no longer be ignored on menus, in the catering business and restaurants.
FOR YOUR PERSONAL FOODSTYLE
Eat smarter, exercise smarter, sleep smarter and, last but not least, energize smarter. That’s the new promise of companies who are developing Quantified Self Devices. Food Inspiration takes a look into a new world where gadgets and numbers can help you to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.