The phrase smart cup may sound like yet another jargon-laden marketing ploy for a device that connects to your smartphone, but doesn’t do anything groundbreaking. But the creators of Vessyl, a new product from San Francisco-based startup Mark One announced Thursday, want to change the perception around smart objects by transforming how we consume every ounce of liquid throughout the day. And they happen to have some surprisingly novel tech to do just that. Their cup — a slim, slightly hefty thermos-looking receptacle — will not only identify and track what you drink and how much of it, but can do so on the fly as it senses the liquid type and breaks it down to its most vital components as soon as it interacts with the cup’s sensor-filled interior. The ultimate utility with Vessyl is not to provide novelty.

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